Cybercrime crackdown in 40 Nuh villages, 983 SIM cards disabled: The Tribune India
Gurugram, October 26
As Nuh emerges as the NCR’s biggest cybercrime hub, the district police have launched a massive crackdown on 40 villages identified as Haryana’s Jamtaras. “Jamtara” is a television series in which a group of young men in a small town operate a phishing rack.
Following an exhaustive exercise of analyzing mobile tower dumps, the police have identified 10,000 active suspicious mobile numbers around these villages and in the forests of the Aravallis.
The figures have been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who are reviewing them. Over the past week, it has identified 1,500 fakes and deactivated 983.
“This is the first exercise in the NCR where we are looking at numbers on such a large scale and disabling them. Each fraudulent Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) costs more than Rs 3,000 to criminals and the cancellation of the SIM card will be a major shake-up for them. The CID has so far identified 1,500 as fraudulent and we expect more updates soon,” SP Varun Singla told The Tribune. The district has received 450 cybercrime complaints so far this year.
Nai is the most notorious village on the list, followed by Tirwara, Bicchor, Singar, Jaimat, Gangadbas, Piproli, Khedla, Lohingakalan, Jakhopur, Aminabad, Bisru, Dudholi and Tuseni.
Residents are known to be involved in phishing, Olx frauds, honey trapping, account hacking, social media hacking, online card cloning, digital locker hacking and card tampering. identify. Every household in these villages is said to be actively involved in cybercrime. Men and boys get fake sim cards from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan etc.
Being in the foothills, these villages make perfect locations for scam calls as the locations are highly untraceable in the nearby Aravallis and fields. The village elders rent their fields for appeal purposes.
The women help to trap the honey. Residents are wanted for cyber crimes across the country and have even been known to accept fraudulent call deals on behalf of larger gangs operating outside the NCR.
The SIM card deactivation exercise has caused panic in the villages as Muqbil (name changed), who is wanted in a dozen cases in Delhi, says: “I had two SIM cards which I got from ‘Alwar for Rs 3,000 each. These SIM cards had hidden slots that ensured I would never be caught. These have been blocked and now the new SIM cards are priced at Rs 5,000 each. I have a family of 10 to feed and I am to marry two sisters in December.
Police say not only are the numbers blocked, but they are also contacting police in other states across the country to trace the victims.
“Here we review the bank details of all defendants arrested for cybercrime and trace the accounts from where they obtained the money. We then obtain victims’ details from the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal and ask victims to file complaints to secure their conviction,” Singla added.
Entire households involved in phishing
- In Haryana’s Jamtara, entire households are actively involved in the phishing racket
- Police identify 10,000 suspicious mobile numbers in 40 villages in Nuh district
- Locals engage in Olx fraud, honey trapping, account hacking and card cloning
- Being in the foothills of Aravallis, the location of calls in these villages remains untraceable
- In some cases, village elders have rented fields to make calls