Four youths from Coimbatore arrested for duping people of Rs 5.35 lakh by posing as police. Coimbatore News – Times of India

Karur: Police related to cybercrime cruel in the district police Tamil Nadu Four arrested on Thursday youths who posed from coimbatore police And in the last two months, he cheated several people of a total amount of Rs 5.35 lakh.
Those arrested include K Madhavan, 19, of Vadavalli in Coimbatore, B Gautam Siddhartha, 19, of Saibaba Colony, S John Peter, 19, of Vadavalli and S Santhana Sonakumar, 19, of Vadavalli. he was arrested for cheat V Surendra, 28, of Thanthonimalai in Karur district took Rs 5,000.
On December 13, Surendra got a call from a mobile number. The caller introduced himself as Sub-Inspector Murugan of Tambaram Crime Police Station and called him to the station to inquire about his mobile number being part of a WhatsApp group run by porn creators. They threatened to arrest Surendra if he did not turn up for questioning.
The caller asked him to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 to get off the case. Fearing action, Surendra transferred Rs 5,000 to the number using Google Pay. A mobile application identified the caller’s number as spam.
Hence, Surendra lodged a complaint with the Cyber ​​Crime Police. Acting on the complaint, the police succeeded in nabbing the accused.
Police said Madhavan was a first year college student. Gautam and John Peter discontinued their diploma courses. Santhana Sorankuma, a graduate, was working in a photo studio.
The four become friends during their soccer practice. He befriends Sabari and Murthy who guide him in cybercrime. Police said that Sabari and Murthy have not been arrested yet.
The gang would randomly select a number from the Truecaller application and call them. They would keep the walkie-talkie sound on in the background to match the effect of a police station.
They used to buy SIM cards in the names of some people from northern states. They would also keep changing bank accounts every month. Madhavan will serve as an Inspector, and Gautam will serve as a Sub-Inspector.
According to the police, the gang has duped several people of Rs 5.35 lakh using this modus operandi in the last two months. He spent the money extravagantly. Several cyber crime cases were pending against the accused in Trichy, Coimbatore and Erode districts.
Karur Superintendent of Police E Sundaravathanam appealed to people not to fall prey to such fraudsters and report such cyber crimes on helpline 1930.