Youth offers tools for online games, cheats 100 Of Lakhs | Ghaziabad News
According to the police, the accused was identified as Vishant Babu alias Illu, a resident of Bareilly. The master’s graduate allegedly tricked around 100 kids, mostly between the ages of 10 and 16 and avid players of PUBG and similar games, over the past year. The police traced transactions of around Rs 20 lakh to his bank account.
Abhay Kumar Mishra, Officer in Charge of Cyber Cell as well as Circle Officer of Indirapuram Police Station, told TOI that Babu has set up a page on Instagram, “Game Gun”. It offered gullible children tools like combat guns to use in online games at prices starting at Rs 799, Mishra said.
“Once someone inquired about the gun, the accused asked him to send his ID and ID card. After choosing a gun, Babu asked them to ‘send pictures of their debit or credit card,” he said. “After that, they would be asked to tell him the BoP they received. Under the guise of activating the combat gun in the target’s game id, the victim would receive another OTP, which the accused would use to transfer money to their account or purchase items in line,” Mishra said.
The matter came to light after Lalit Mohan Tiwari, a resident of Patel Nagar-2, filed a complaint on April 28 alleging that an unidentified person withdrew Rs 2.1 lakh from his bank account. The police investigation revealed that Tiwari’s 14-year-old son was playing PUBG and sent his debit card photos and OTP to Babu.
An FIR was filed under Sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Computer Act. Babu was arrested on Thursday. He was taken to Ghaziabad and taken into custody.