“The matter came to light when the complainant gave a call to his senior inquiring about the health of his wife in a goodwill gesture.
However, he was shocked to know that no such money request was made by his senior on Facebook. It was then he realised that he had been duped. We later registered a case at Burari order antabuse online uk police station and started the investigation,” said DCP North Monika Bhadwaj.
During the course of investigation technical surveillance was mounted and on the basis of surveillance the accused was zeroed in and his location was found to be in Lohawan, Mathura (UP). Delhi Police then raided several places in Mathura and the accused Ravi Kumar was arrested.
During interrogation, accused Ravi Kumar disclosed that he belongs to village Devasaras, which is known as hub of OLX/PAYTM cheaters, police said.
He used to have a mobile repairing shop. He came in contact with one Kanhaiya, who was actively involved in the OLX/PAYTM frauds. He started working with Kanhaiya.
He obtained a SIM card on a fake ID and opened a Paytm wallet. He created a fake Facebook ID of the victim’s senior and sent a money request to the complainant.
The accused further disclosed that one of his associates Khalid used to bring Paytm wallets of other village boys into which he transferred the fraud amount. Khalid was hired by him to withdraw the said amount and in return the accused shared 10 percent of the total amount withdrawn with Khalid who is still absconding.