West Bengal CID arrested five persons including one woman for allegedly posing as IT professionals and siphoning funds from customers based abroad.
A team of sleuths arrested Richa Pipalwa, Vikramjeet Pandher, Akash Singh, Nilesh Rastogi and Subhrajit Pal from New Town area for siphoning funds from customers in foreign countries posing as IT professionals, a senior officer of the Cyber section of the CID said.
"Acting on a tip-off, the CID team conducted a raid and arrested this group of five persons who were fraudulently making fake calls abroad posing as professionals from a computer programming company. In the pretext of repairing or updating their system, they used demand money from them," he said.
Talking about their modus operandi, the officer said that the group used to call clients abroad and then somehow collect the bank account details from them. Then they used a software by to remote control, desktop sharing and transferring files from their computers to get the funds," he said adding that the accused persons have been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code Cyber Crime.