Nigerian scammers sent WhatsApp messages asking people to send money in an emergency using a photograph of the Telangana Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy, taking impersonation to a whole new level.
According to the Hyderabad Cybercrime police, after receiving information from some individuals, they have filed a Suo moto case to try to identify the perpetrators.
As part of the display profile, they used the image of the DGP and sent messages asking for money to government officials and public representatives, according to a senior Cybercrime official.
According to the police, the number has been permanently blocked by WhatsApp management. In spite of the fact that the mobile phone number was registered in India, officials suspect it is being used from Nigeria. Investigations are underway.
Eight arrests for registrations of property through forgery
In Mallapur and nearby areas, Keesara police and Malkajgiri special operations teams arrested eight people for allegedly forging documents and impersonating to perform property registrations. According to police on Sunday, their method of operation was to identify the disputed property, find deceased plot owners, and then forged documents.
In order to register the properties and buy or sell them, they would bring impersonators with fake documents. A man complained that his plots measuring 814 square yards and another 200 square yards, totaling 1214 square yards, had been registered to other parties in Rampally village in Keesara Mandal.
As a result of an investigation, the police found that the accused had created registration documents using Aadhaar cards, legal heir certificates, and impersonating authorities. It involved 16 people – conspirators, impersonators, agents, and middlemen. There were several rubber stamps from municipal authorities as well as non-judicial stamp papers seized from them by the police.
As part of the arrested accused list, Sayana Balaji Saikumar, Guduru Praveen Reddy, Vangeti Sanjeeva Reddy, Kappara Sai Goud, Gandi Saikumar, Rudra Murali, Lingala Ravinder, and Tammala Naveen have all been arrested. Forgery, forged documents, and fraud have all been charged against the accused.
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