Two more held in OTP fraud

Two more held in OTP fraud


The cyber crime police arrested two more persons, including a physical education teacher, for opening bank accounts for two accused who used to cheat businessmen by stealthily obtaining their ATM card details and accessing OTPs through a mobile app.

The arrested have been identified as Vinod (24), a physical education teacher in Acharya High School and a resident of Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapura district, and Kamalakar (26), a medical receptionist and a resident of Vidyanagar in Chikkaballapura district.

Police had earlier arrested Raghavendra (24) of Hosa Road from Shivamogga and his associate Rakesh Kumar (24), a resident of HSR Layout.

A senior police officer said the gang use to cheat businessmen by promising them customer leads (initiation of consumer interest or enquiry into products or services). The accused had opened an account with the SBI by submitting fabricated documents. They also had a POS-swiping machine.

They would use the mobile phones of businessmen on the pretext of downloading a lead management app, but would also download the 'MySMS' application along with it. Through MySMS, they could access all messages. They also managed to take photographs of credit/debit cards by diverting attention.

Later, they would use the ATM card details and MySMS app to get OTP numbers and transfer money into various accounts.

Police said that Vinod and Kamalakar helped the other two to transfer the money to their accounts.