Delhi Police has arrested a 30-year-old man for cheating a retired Delhi University Professor in the pretext of redeeming points for a credit card.
The retired 73-year-old professor had filed a complaint last year alleging that he received numerous messages that offered him to redeem his credit card points. Thus, he uploaded his card details on the web link provided in the text messages, after which a deduction of Rs. 60,000 was made.
In the investigation, the details of the transaction made via the professor’s credit card were analyzed to collect data of the accused. According to the police, the accused is Vikas Jha, who bought Amazon Gift Cards from the money and sold them further.
Later, it was found that a woman in Hyderabad had redeemed those gift cards. She got those from her brother who purchased them online on a website. The IP address of that transaction was also checked and it came out to be the same which was used to send messages to the professor.
After that, Jha was lodged in Delhi Jail and rearrested for another cheating case. He was allegedly caught cheating with an official posted at the Lieutenant Governor’s office. He disclosed that he sends a link to many people seeking their CVV, card number, MPIM, Mail ID, etc.