Delhi police busts fake website offering voter ID cards at a price; main accused held

Delhi Police special cell, Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad, Jalandhar, Mumbai, Bijnor
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A 27-year-old B.Com graduate and Certified Financial Planner has been arrested by the Delhi Police’s Cyber Crime Unit on charges of cheating around 5,000 people on the pretext of renewal and fresh issue of Voter ID Card through fake website impersonating as Election Commission site.

The accused has been identified as 27-year-old Vishesh Jagir, a resident of Jhunjunu in Rajasthan. He has been accused of charging Rs 500 from each of his victims through the fake websites on the pretext of getting fresh voter ID cards made and for renewals.

The Delhi Police had received a complaint from the Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer saying about a call made to Election Commission’s helpline wherein the caller had said that he had been cheated by a website called www.voteridcard.org on the pretext of renewing the voter ID card.

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During investigation, technical analysis was taken up and details of the alleged website were obtained and linked digital trail was analyzed. On the basis of detailed technical analysis, the accused was nabbed.

During interrogation, the accused has revealed that he was using this fake website from the last six-seven months and has cheated around 5,000 persons and had collected Rs 500 from each victim. He also disclosed that he has employed a team in his rented office at Ramesh Nagar, New Delhi.

The arrested accused had recently started another website by the name www.votersid.org/secured_portal/online to cheat people in the name of new Voter ID Card issuance. Accused is a B.Com graduate and a CFP – Certified Financial Planner.

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