Hyderabad: Three people from West Bengal have been arrested by the Hyderabad cyber crime police on Monday for assisting fraudsters involved in siphoning off money from bank accounts of customers, by collecting their OTPs under the pretext of updating their debit/credit cards.
The accused have been identified as Niraj Bagat, 21, Pritam Debnath, 30, and Anupam Sarkar, 35, all from West Bengal, who were assisting crooks by giving their bank account details to cyber criminals in return for a commission.
The accused have been involved in two cases in Mednipore, West Bengal, and one in Hyderabad, said the cyber crime police on Monday.
The police said that the crooks made phone calls to the public posing as bank employees and asked them for their debit/credit card details.
The crooks then collect the OTP from the customers and transfer the money into the accounts of Niraj, Pritam and Anupam. There are two such cases registered against them in which Rs 6.06 lakh and Rs 50,000 were siphoned off from the accounts of victims.
A transit warrant was filed and the accused were brought and remanded to judicial custody....