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Youth held for fraudulent online transactions

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 00:23

New Delhi: Police has arrested a youth for duping gullible credit card holders of over Rs 1,70,000 after obtaining their bank details and altering their phone numbers and email addresses in bank records.
According to the police, 23-year-old Rishi Narula was arrested on Saturday from West Delhi after laying a trap. The accused is a college drop-out and was unemployed.

Around 15 days back, Narula was employed as an agent in a travel company in Moti Nagar where he used to obtain personal information and Credit Card details of prospective clients.

"After getting that information, he updated the account details of the client and then change the mobile number and email id of the account holder. He also used to obtain one time password (otp) of the credit card," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ranvir Singh.
Thereafter, he would make online purchases and SMS alerts were received on his mobile phone instead of the account holder. He told police that he had made seven such transactions by using CC details worth Rs 1,76,000.

The incident came to light when one Mukesh Giri, Assistant Manager Fraud Control and Investigation in SBI cards and payments services private Ltd told the police about seven customers being duped through fictitious online transactions.

Acting on a tip off Narula was apprehended near Ramesh Nagar Metro Station where he had gone to receive a parcel of mobile phone purchased through online fraud, police said.

First Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 00:23
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