A photo with a new bike leads Bengaluru police to gang linked to 2,143 cyber crimes in India

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A family photo taken after buying a brand new Honda motorcycle at a showroom in Hyderabad proved to be a turning point in a Bengaluru police investigation into a multi-layer investment scam where a 40-year-old woman in the city was defrauded of Rs 18.75 lakh after being lured into a task-based fraud on WhatsApp and Telegram. The investigation into the case where the woman was promised bigger returns on completion of online tasks against investments, between August and September 2023, has found links to 2,143 fraud cases, involving Rs 158 crore, registered on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (NCRP). Among...