New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Inspired by 'Jamtara' web series, a 26-year-old man and his sister-in-law were arrested for allegedly duping people on the pretext of giving free gift cards against their new credit cards, police said on Friday.
The accused have been identified as Rajan Saini (26), a resident of Rajouri Garden, and his sister-in-law Preeti (20), a resident of Karol Bagh who worked at a bank and provided him information of customers who were issued new credit cards, they said.
Police said that on Thursday, a woman lodged a complaint saying that she had got a new credit card on January 19.
On Monday at around 3:20 pm, she received a call from Ashish, who claimed to be a bank employee, and said the purpose of his call was to verify and update KYC for the new credit card, a senior police officer said.
The woman provided her credit card number, CVV and OTP received on her registered mobile number to the accused. A few minutes later, she received a message from the bank stating that Rs 41,480 was spent on her card, the officer said.
During investigation, police found that the amount was used to purchase a Oneplus 7t Pro mobile phone.
"Police traced the account and zeroed down the location of the alleged person in Janakpuri. The accused were later arrested from Rajouri Garden and Karol Bagh respectively," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said.
Interrogation revealed that Saini had worked in a call centre where he learned to impersonate as bank officials. He was influenced by videos and the web series 'Jamtara' based on the lives of people who duped others in similar fashion, he said.
Preeti works at a bank in Karol Bagh. She would upload the data of customers who recently applied for new credit cards on her personnel email id and the same would be used by Saini to dupe people, the DCP said.
On the basis of data provided by Preeti, Saini would call customers posing as a bank employee.
He would also lure people on the pretext of giving out free vouchers, coupons and gift cards against their new credit cards. Thereafter, he insisted that customers share details like credit cards' CVV and OTP, Biswal said.
Saini would transfer the cheated amount to an e-wallet.
Three mobile phones, eight SIM cards and one CPU were recovered from the accused persons' possession, police added. PTI NIT