• Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
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7 suspected members of fraud ring held in Dhaka

  • Published at 11:00 am May 23rd, 2019

They were allegedly involved in a fraudulent process of selling products online

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained seven suspected members of a fraud ring in Darus Salam area of Dhaka.

They were detained in drive carried out from Wednesday evening to early hours of Thursday.

The gang is suspected of cheating people of their money through a fraudulent process of selling products online.

They detainees are - SujonMolla, 26, Hasibul Hasan alias Chanchal, 32, Jardes Hossain, 20, Mehdi Hasan, 23, Nur Islam, 19, Parvez Mollah, 19, and Abu Taher, 19.

A laptop, a desktop computer, a printer, a router, 23 mobile phones, money receipts, 250 pieces panjabi and, 10 pajamas were seized from their possession.  

Disclosing the matter at a press briefing on Thursday, RAB 4 Commanding Officer (CO) Chowdhury Monjurul Kabir said the ring has been defrauding people and grabbing huge amount of cash for seven years.

He also said online shopping in Bangladeshhas gained popularity through social media platforms like Facebook. This gang opened multiple online shopping websites to trap buyers. RAB found 17 of such pages on Facebook. 

The pages go by the names of Unique Fashion, Rose Fashion BD, Lifestyle.com, GreenXpress.Com, Gentle Fashion, Gentle Point, Fashion Point, Plus Point, Mobile Shop 24, GoynaMohol,Arifull Islam Ariean, Niloy Mahmud Sujon, MD Tanvir Abutaher, Advance Electronics, Dream Fashion, and Xian Rihan.

While describing the details, the RAB official said the perpetrators have been cheating customers in different ways - they downloaded different branded products and goods from genuine online sites and uploaded those to their fake Facebook or online pages, and offered low prices on branded products to attract customers.

Monjurul Kabir said often time customers, who had placed order for specific products on their webpages, ended up getting lower quality or completely different cheap materials delivered through courier services. 

Defrauding a small number of customers every day, they managed to amass a huge amount money since 2013, the RAB official said. 

Legal action will be taken against the detainees, he added.