Coimbatore Police in Tamilnadu Arrested 5 Cyber Criminals in Scholarship Scam

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Cyber Criminals in Scholarship Scam

According to reports, the suspects, who were discovered to be functioning from the town of Pitampura in New Delhi, had received training in cyber fraud.

COIMBATORE:  The Coimbatore police detained 5 suspected cybercriminals on Saturday after they allegedly deceived parents by promising them government-based financial aid in the shape of Scholarships for their children.

The accused, namely David (32), Laransraj (28), Jamesh (30), Edwin Sagayaraj (31), and Manikam (34) all come from Sowripalayam in Namakkal district.  Their approach to operation was to reach out to parents of graduating students in diverse regions of Tamil Nadu by posing as employees of the “Government Scholarship Department” and offering QR codes to their WhatsApp numbers with the message stating that they would need to scan the QR codes in order to expedite deposit of the scholarship payment.

However, the money in the bank accounts was stolen by the gang when the QR codes were scanned.  Hundreds of families around the State are thought to have been defrauded by the cybercriminals.

According to reports, the suspects, who were discovered to be functioning from the town of Pitampura in New Delhi, had received training in cyber fraud.

The criminals behind the attacks were taken into custody and placed in judicial custody at the request of the Additional Director General of Police, Cybercrime.

Sections 419, 420, 465, 468, and 471 of the IPC, as well as Section 66 of the IT (Amendment) Act of 2008, were used to register a case.

Police Commissioner V. Balakrishnan warned the public to be aware of callers who engage in seductive conversation and make false promises in an effort to obtain information about bank accounts.

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