Up Man Poses As Cm Secy To Dupe Fb ‘friends’, Held | Kolkata News
According to the Bidhannagar network, where the arrest was made, resident Mathura Bilal created a Facebook account with the name IAS PB salim and asked potential victims to transfer money to him through Google Pay.
Salim is chairman and chief executive officer of West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited, OSD & secretary in the Office of the Minister, Public Complaints Board, chairman of West Bengal Minority and State Development and Finance Corporation.
In his complaint filed with the network last September 9, the IAS official alleges that an unknown bad guy created a fake Facebook ID using a photo of him taken from his account. his original social media account. The complaint states that the defendant sent back friend requests and started chatting with friends of IAS staff and started asking for money from them. Fraudsters also provide GPay account details to transfer funds.
According to IC (Cybercrime) Sisir Kumar Naskar, the investigator in the case, had a mobile phone that he used to create a fake Facebook account. “We have taken the defendant to the transit detention center and are continuing to investigate the case to determine if others were involved in the crime,” an officer said.
The Kolkata Police Cyber Cell recently took to social media to warn netizens about the rampant use of fake profiles created on various apps and then misused for them. criminal purposes. The police have outlined a few do’s and don’ts for social media users — the most important of which is to lock down personal profiles on a social network like Facebook.