Detectives have arrested five members of a fraud gang who were deceiving customers online by delivering substandard products.
A team of detectives arrested them during a raid in Dhanmondi Shangkar area in Dhaka yesterday, Razid Al Masud, deputy commissioner of DB’s Lalbagh Division, told a press conference.
The arrestees are: Bappi Hasan (24), the alleged ringleader of the gang; Ariful alias Harisul (19), Sohag Hossain (22), Biplob Sheikh (25), and Nur Mohammad (28). All are from Narail district.
This group used to open Facebook pages and advertise good quality products, especially clothing, at very affordable prices. As the customers placed order, they used to deliver substandard and old products, the DC said.
They misbehaved with the customers and blocked them on Facebook whenever they made complaints. The gang members later on deleted the Facebook page and opened a new one to deceive more people in similar way, the DB official said.
They have been involved in fraudulent activities for five-six years and swindled 100-150 people daily, Masud said, adding they have so far found 21 Facebook pages operated by the racket.
They become active during Eid season, he said.
Detectives claimed to have seized old clothes meant for shipment to clients.
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