ANI Photo | “More than Rs 1 cr of defrauded amount refunded to online cyber fraud victims this year in Outer North district”: Delhi Police

With the assistance of Cyber Crime police in the Outer North district, a defrauded amount of more than Rs 1 crore has been refunded to the multiple victims who were lured into online financial fraud this year, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.
Police said that victims have been conned in cases of task fraud, courier parcel fraud, loan fraud, job fraud, OTP fraud, Hospital appointment fraud, Customer care number fraud, UPI fraud and others.
“The Outer North District acting proactively helped refund more than Rs 1 cr of defrauded amount to the victims of online cyber fraud this year. Cyber crime police station (Outer North) also successfully connected more than 20,000 cases and complaints pan India in coordination with I4C using JMIS portal,” police said.
Briefing on the few incidents where a successful refund has been made, “The victim a Cancer Patient lodged an NCRP complaint alleging fraud in the name of appointment in hospital Shalimar Bagh New Delhi. The alleged cyber criminals defrauded the complainant an amount of Rs 1,00,000.”
“In this regard case FIR 29/23 U/S 420 IPC registered. During an investigation on the basis of technical leads suspect was arrested and the defrauded amount was refunded to the victim,” the press release added.
According to a press release, a Dubai-based NRI came to Delhi to get admission of her daughter to Delhi Technological University.
“He wanted to get the Bank passbook of her daughter and searched for customer care number on search engine. He called that number and the person other side posed as Customer Care Personnel. He asked to share his location, he said that now everything is online in digital India and asked him to download any desk for further assistance,” the press release said.
According to police, the fraudster asked him to open his net banking. Suddenly Rs 9.5 Lacs was debited from his account. Then he realised that the fraudster got his user ID and password through Anydesk access. An FIR VIDE No. 17/23 U/s 420 IPC was registered in this regard and Rs 9.73 Lacs out of 10 Lacs have been tracked and refunded to the victim,” it added.
Police also said that a CRPF Personnel filed a complaint on the NCRP portal alleging payment for his rent but he made a transaction of Rs 49,636 through his credit card using no broker platform.
“During the transaction, he made some mistake and the amount was sent to another UPI ID account. The amount got refunded to the victim through a successful money trail,” the press release said.
Police also mentioned that a DTU faculty member was lured into a UPI fraud amounting to Rs 1.41 lacs however the money has been refunded.
Similarly, a defrauded amount of more than Rs 20 Lacs got refunded to a Delhi-based doctor who became a victim of Investment fraud.
Also, the defrauded amount of Rs 32,500 was refunded to a CRPF Personnel who became a victim of Online financial fraud in the name of booking an appointment in a Hospital.
In another case, a victim alleged that someone defrauded Rs 1,53,000 from his Credit Card.
The accused was arrested. The defrauded amount has been returned to the victim on Court direction in case FIR No. 26/23, U/s- 420 IPC PS Cyber Crime Outer North District.
Police also urged the citizens to report financial fraud by calling the helpline number of the Ministry of Home Affairs (1930) or file a report at cybercrime.gov.in immediately

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