Mumbai man arrested for duping woman of Rs 1.2 lakh using her credit card
Mumbai Police has arrested a man for defrauding a businesswoman of Rs 1.2 lakh by obtaining her credit card credentials.
A 38-year-old man was arrested by the Mumbai Police for defrauding a city-based businesswoman of Rs 1.20 lakh by obtaining her credit card credentials, the police said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Madan Jaylal Sav, hailing from Jharkhand, was taken into custody for illicitly obtaining the victim's credit card information.
This incident sheds light on a network of fraudsters, with additional individuals, including two employees of an HP petrol pump, being mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR) filed at Cuffe Parade police station.
According to the police, despite lacking formal education, Sav displayed a skillful aptitude for fraudulent activities. His previous involvement in cybercrime led to an arrest by the Malabar Hill police station.
The victim, while affirming that she had not disclosed any sensitive information, remained perplexed as to how her credit card details were compromised.
After initial probe, it was revealed that the victim's credit card was used to add money to the HP petrol pay app (used to make payments for filling fuel) and cash was issued to the accused.
A police official said that Sav's involvement came to light as it was discovered that his associate, Aman Singh, was acquainted with cashiers at the petrol pump. The familiarity between Singh, the cashiers — Manoj Chaudhary (34) and Deepak Dorgude (38) — and the pump itself paved the way for the cash exchange, the cop added.
"Neither Singh nor the pump employees knew that this transaction was a result of cyber fraud. The code (to redeem points) and the one time password from the petrol pay app was shared with them, who issued cash to Singh, who later gave it to Sav," the official said.
According to the police, the employees at the petrol pump did not suspect, as they were under the impression that a transport company can fill fuel worth Rs 40,000.
While Sav remains in police custody until August 14, he has been charged under sections related to cheating and the Information Technology Act.
"The mastermind is at large and believed to be hiding in Jharkhand. Our team had the transaction ID and when we reached to interrogate, they confessed to have issued cash for code in return," the police official said.