A Sextortion Trap Costs A 71-Year-Old Delhi Doctor ₹8.6 Lakhs, 2 Arrested

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A Sextortion Trap Costs A 71-Year-Old Delhi Doctor ₹8.6 Lakhs, 2 Arrested

New Delhi: A sextortion gang in east Delhi took advantage of a seventy-one-year-old doctor. By threatening to share a video of him with a woman in a provocative pose over the phone, the con artists extracted ₹8.6 lakh from him, according to police.

According to authorities, Mahfuz (39), and Aamir Khan (26), two suspects, were apprehended from Mewat, Rajasthan, for allegedly conducting the racket. They were also discovered to be connected to 25 instances throughout the nation.

A senior police officer claimed that the doctor filed a complaint with the police, alleging that fraudsters had filmed him in a compromising position during a WhatsApp video conversation and used the footage as leverage to extract a substantial amount of money from him. To solve the case, numerous teams were assembled.

Our investigation revealed that numerous bank accounts in Punjab, Maharashtra, and Haryana received the pilfered funds.  Interestingly, without the required know your customer (KYC) verification, all of these digitally opened accounts were opened with the express intent of collecting monies earned through fraud, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (east) Apoorva Gupta.

The Mewat region of Rajasthan was found during the inquiry after the fraudsters’ usage of cellphone numbers to contact the complaint was examined.  The DCP stated, “A raid was carried out and the two suspects were caught,” adding that the accused had retrieved seven phones and eleven SIM cards that had been used in the sextortion.  Additionally, two compromising videos of the complainant were seized.

To apprehend additional gang members, more research was being done.  According to authorities, the suspects were led and instigated into this action by three persons who are suspected of being involved in previous sextortion offenses.

The suspects were connected to 25 cyber fraud cases from Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi, according to the police.  These connections were made by looking at transactions connected to bank accounts.

About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer who specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.

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