Headline
** Keep them free on bail to recover the money defrauded ** Cuba begins vaccinating children against Covid ** A group of merchants and customers stage protest at the Shahbagh intersection in the capital on Friday demanding release of the Evaly's Chairman Shamima Nasrin and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Rassel. ** Evaly couple on 3-day remand ** PM off to USA to join 76th UNGA ** Ban on soybean meal export sought ** Hasina greets Modi on his birthday ** Will Evaly customers get their money back? ** Inconsistence surfaces between FIRs and probe reports ** Covid caseload may fall further if health protocol is maintained ** Classes twice a week for 8th, 9th graders ** 45 suspected militants arrested in Dinajpur ** Delegates must show proof of vaccination to enter UNGA ** 163 new dengue patients admitted to hospitals ** UN humanitarian aid call for hungry Afghans should be responded to generously ** Red Water Lilies have blossomed in a pond inside the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. This photo was taken yesterday. ** Evaly Chairman, CEO arrested ** Tree felling at DU triggers protests ** Vaccine equity, Rohingya crisis on top of Dhaka’s UNGA agenda ** Why police probe cases against own members ** Editors Council concerned at journalists’ bank Ac probe ** CNG stations to remain closed from 6pm to 10pm ** World likely to miss climate targets: UN ** Titas moves to overhaul ageing accident-prone pipelines ** HC seeks probe report over leaked phone conversation of Viqarunnisa Principal **

Police arrest man over Facebook scams in city

03 February 2021 bdnews24.com


Detective Branch of police have arrested a young man on charges of using pictures of senior government officials in multiple Facebook accounts to deceive people.
The man was identified as Md Saikat Hossain Bhuiyan, also known as Topu, 21. He was captured in front of Dhaka's Regency Hotel on Monday, police said. Topu posted false information on Facebook mentioning that he could change the outcome of public exams in exchange for money while using photos of the education minister, the deputy minister of education, the chairman of the Public Service Commission and the secretary of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education on his pages, said Md Moshiur Rahman, the deputy commissioner of detective police. Topu confessed to being involved with the scams, the police said citing an initial interrogation. He used 19 Facebook and Messenger accounts to carry out his deceptive acts.
The authorities were able to log into these accounts, each with different profile pictures, from his mobile phone.
Moshiur said Topu had made numerous posts in social media groups claiming to alter the mark sheets of SSC, HSC, Honours and Master's exams in return of money.
People seeking to elevate the results would contact him via Facebook Messenger. After he received messages from such individuals, he would send screenshots of "altered mark sheets" to gain trust from his victims.
Once he received the funds from them through bKash, he would block them to cut off further communication.
Apart from these, Topu used the photos of different men and women on his profile to spread misinformation. A case was filed against him with Khilkhet police over the matter.

Add Rate