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Fraud
Calcutta  /  Published 21.04.21

One held for dupe, cop impersonation

A man was arrested for allegedly duping people by impersonating police officers and pressuring them to part with money and jewellery if they did not want to be arrested in a false murder case against ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.03.21

Nigerians held for cyber fraud

Pranita Sinha, 70, a Visva-Bharati alumnus and member of the women’s socio-cultural outfit in Santiniketan, Alapini Mahila Samity, on Tuesday danced to a Rabindranath Tagore’s song celebra...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 25.03.21

CBI raids across 11 states in bank fraud cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out nationwide searches at 100 locations in separate alleged bank fraud cases of over Rs 3,700 crore, officials said. The coordinated sea...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 19.03.21

Consumer forum tips to thwart frauds

A businessman in Malda was assured of Rs 90 lakh as a “jackpot insured amount”. He was even given a tablet as a gift by the agents. In good faith, he paid Rs 75,000 in premium within a yea...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.21

Cooch Behar bank staff held over fraud

A North Dinajpur district BJP leader was assaulted by a group of miscreants in Raiganj on Thursday night. Bhakta Roy, who is the former district president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, has bee...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

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States  /  Published 06.03.21

5 held in Bengal over Sikkim cyber fraud

The cyber cell of Sikkim police recently arrested five persons from Titagarh in North 24-Parganas district of Bengal on charges of duping a woman from the Himalayan state of Rs 4.96 lakh by fraudulent...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 05.03.21

Frauds linked to screen-sharing phone apps

Mobile applications legitimately used to share screens for technical support or transfer data are being used by fraudsters to access phones of their targets and carry out transactions on their behalf ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

Vaccine: fraud rackets emerge

The lack of clarity about the registration for Covid-19 vaccine doses has led to confusion among citizens and fraudsters have jumped in to dupe elderly Calcuttans. Several people have received purpor...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

Salt Lake resident cheated of Rs 11 lakh

“The caller then asked Mehra to follow his instructions. Mehra received a link on his cellphone and the caller asked him to click on it and tell him the OTP that was sent to him,” the offi...
By A Staff Reporter in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 07.02.21

Fraud cuffs on Jamtara 5

Five young men were arrested from Jamtara in Jharkhand on Friday for allegedly cheating an elderly Jorabagan resident of almost Rs 3 lakh by posing as officials of his bank and asking him to download ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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