Hyderabad: 8 Arrested For Cheating Shopkeepers Using Fake Paytm App
On Wednesday, The Hyderabad Police apprehended 8 people in 4 separate cases for cheating shopkeepers with a fake Paytm mobile application.
As per Hyderabad City Commissioner, the accused had downloaded an app called "Paytm spoof.” The youngsters learned about the app through online videos and downloaded the app via the Google play store.
"They would enter stores, shop for some items, and request that the bill is paid via Paytm. The app would show that the spoof app has been paid. The accused would then leave with the ''purchased'' items," Mr. Kumar said.
He further added that the cashier would later learn that the payment is not made and cheated.
“Some of the apps have been deleted, but some continue to be available on the Play store. The public and shopkeepers are requested to stay alert about such fake apps. They should immediately report such instances to the concerned police authorities,” the Police Commissioner added.
The accused have been identified as Syed Aamir Hassan, Syed Iliyas, Mohd Mustafa Hussain Muzakir, Hafeez Rana, Mohd Abdul Shahid Salman, Syed Wajeed Ali, and Mohd. Yousuf.