Money siphoned in cyber fraud finds way to Jan Dhan accounts
Posted On : Saturday, December 21, 2019, 4:53 PM
When a South Delhi businessman recently filed a complaint that he had been duped of Rs 9 lakh by cybercriminals, cops thought they had one more routine case to crack. But they were in for a surprise. Investigation revealed that the money siphoned off through a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) link was credited into four Jan Dhan accounts opened in the names of labourers in Jharkhand's Jamtara district. It was later withdrawn using duplicate thumb impressions. The police then contacted the account holders. One of them disclosed that some people, who claimed to be bank officials, had approached him and taken copies of documents like Aadhaar, ration and BPL cards, besides his thumb impression. They said this was to open his account under the Jan Dhan scheme.