bKash fraud gang busted

Staff Correspondent

25 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Detective Branch (DB) of Police on Thursday detained three members of a fraud gang, who allegedly extracted money from people by hacking bKash account, from Mohammadpur area in the capital.

The arrestees are Md Shimul Mia, 29, Md Shahin Matubbar, 26,  and Md Mohidul, 28.

Md Abdul Ahad, Deputy Commissioner of Wari Division of the Detective Branch, said they were arrested from Mohammadpur’s Dhaka Udyan area at about 5.30am on Thursday by the Organised Crime and Car Theft Prevention Team of DB Wari Division.

He said the members of bkash fraud gang are mainly divided into 4 groups and carry out fraud activities.

The first group used to visit bKash agent shops and take photos of logbooks that had phone numbers of clients. The photo was later sent to the second group through WhatsApp specifying the location.

The second group called the bKash clients over the phone and wanted to know about the money. If the clients told that they do not withdraw or cash out the money, then the fraudsters start using various tricks of their fraud.

The trick is to say that your bKash account had been locked due to complaints about money sent from my shop to several numbers at the same time. You will be unlocked by calling from the bkash office.

After a short time, the third group called as bkash customer care service officer and wanted the clients’ bKash PIN number. Later, they hacked people’s bKash accounts.