The arrested individuals are relatives, according to police
The Cyber and Special Crime Division of the Detective Branch (DB) of police has arrested nine alleged members of a gang engaged in defrauding money using mobile financial service app bKash.
Saiful Islam, Liton Hossain, Jubayer Sheikh, Golam Kibria Mondol, Imran Molla, Shaon Mondol, Minzarul Molla, Ashraf Molla, and Sagor Ahmed were arrested from Dhaka and Gazipur on Friday night.
The arrested individuals are relatives, according to police.
Mir Modasser Hossain, the deputy commissioner of the Cyber and Special Crime Division, said the fraud group used to visit bKash agent shops and take photos of logbooks that had phone numbers of clients.
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He said: “Then they called the clients over the phone and told them that their bKash account had been cloned and they would soon get a call from the customer care.
“They then pretended to call from the customer care and wanted the clients’ bKash PIN number. This is how they hacked people’s bKash accounts.”
A case has been filed at Ramna model police station against the nine in this connection.