PAN details of celebrities used for cyber fraud


In a bizarre cyber fraud case, PAN details of Bollywood actors and cricketers were used by a group of fraudsters. They got their GST Identification Numbers that were available online and later obtained credit cards in their names from Pune based fintech startup ‘One Card’
Some of the celebrities whose names and details were used by fraudsters include Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Madhuri Dixit, Emraan Hashmi and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahadra Rohit Meena, investigations are going on in the matter.

The five fraudsters used the cards to purchase products worth Rs 21.32 lakh. They have been identified as Puneet, Mohammed Asif, Sunil Kumar, Pankaj Mishra and Vishwa Bhaskar Sharma. All five have been arrested.



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