Work from home whatsapp scam Busted

Have you got tempting whatsapp messages to work from home by doing simple online chores of liking and subscribing to youtube pages ?

With these cases on a consistent rise , there had to be some action taken and it indeed was .

The Bengaluru city police recently made a significant breakthrough by dismantling a syndicate that had allegedly defrauded people of Rs 158 crore through work-from-home job scams. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) officials have arrested several individuals involved in the operation, including Amir Sohail and Inayat Khan from Bengaluru, Syed Abbas Ali, Nayaz, and Adil from Hyderabad, Mithun Manish Shah, Naina Raj, Satish, and Mihir Shashikanth Shah from Mumbai. However, the masterminds behind this network have yet to be identified.

Here’s one that we got !

The suspects employed deceptive phone numbers to communicate with potential victims on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram. They convinced the victims to invest money by promising easy earnings from home through simple tasks such as liking YouTube videos or installing apps. Although the victims saw their digital wallets being credited at various stages, they encountered difficulties when attempting to withdraw funds. It was then revealed that these digital accounts were fraudulent, leading the victims to file police complaints.

The investigation began after a resident from Vidyaranyapura reported losing Rs 18.5 lakh. As a result of the probe, CCB officials froze Rs 62.8 lakh across 30 bank accounts linked to the suspects. Further examination showed that these individuals were involved in a staggering 2,143 cybercrime cases nationwide through the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (NCRP). Karnataka alone accounted for 265 cases, with Bengaluru having 135 cases spread across 14 police stations.

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