DB arrests five electronic loan scams
The Cyber Detectives and Special Crimes Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested five members of a fraud gang who illegally lends money at high interest rates using unauthorized apps.
Those arrested are Emanuel Edward Gomez, Arifuzzaman, Shahinur Alam alias Rajib, Shubh Gomez and Md Akram.
A car, nine mobile phones, nine SIM cards, 4 laptops and 4 checkbooks from different banks were seized in their possession.
AKM Additional Police Commissioner Hafeez Akhter at a press conference at DMP media center on Thursday said detectives arrested them in Dhanmondi, Banani and Mirpur areas of Dhaka on October 5-6.
They tricked their customers using unauthorized personal loans apps like Cashman, Tkala, Personal Loans Online, RapidCash- Quick Online eLoans App, AmarCash-Personal Loans Online, Cashkash-Fast Loans Online and CashCash.
In addition, those arrested operated financial institutions called Thunder Light Technology Limited, New Vision Fintech Limited and Basic Development Society without government approval, he said.
The arrests were made on the basis of a file at Dhanmondi police station by a victim under the Digital Security Act, he added.
He said Cyber Detective and the DB’s Special Crime Division are investigating the case.