DB arrests 3 members of fraud gang who swindle Tk 10-15 lakh every day
Detectives claimed to have arrested three members of a fraud gang that swindled crores by running an overseas job scam and other honey trap methods.
"This gang used to swindle around Tk 10-15 lakh every day by duping gullible people," said AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
They have been active for the past six months and cheated crores of money, he told a press briefing at DMP Media centre today.
A team of detectives of Lalbagh Division arrested the three during a raid in Dhaka's Kalyanpur area yesterday following a complaint of one Hossain Ali Tonmoy. Tonmoy reportedly was duped for a job in Canada and lost Tk 8 lakh to the gang.
The arrestees are Kabir Hossain, Shamsul Kabir, and Yeasin Ali. Detectives claimed to have recovered 257 chequebooks of different banks and 234 debit cards during the drive.
The arrestees told the detectives that they are paid employees of the gang run by a "boss" who is still out.
Hafiz Akhter said the gang used to look for clients laying honey traps on social media. They contacted their targets and befriended them on social networking sites first, gaining trust gradually.
They used other tactics from time to time, including lottery wins, gifts from abroad, overseas jobs, etc. They established trust by chatting with their targets over a few months.
After convincing their target, they collect the money through the bank accounts showing different causes. Gang members later deposited the money to the "boss".
The arrestees claimed he used to earn 25,000 to 30,000 per month, Hafiz said, adding they are looking for the "boss" and other members of the gang.