They reportedly targeted residents of the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Cyberabad police commissioner Stephen Raveendra said that New Delhi-based Naveen Bhutani, Mohit, Monu and city-based B Nagaraju, D Sravan Kumar, V Pavan and SM Srinivas Rao — were arrested from their respective locations.
However, police said that the investigation was still in initial stages and they did not have full information about how the accused used the money and the money trail.
In the execution of the credit card fraud, these seven accused in coordination with a few others missing accused set up an organised system by developing fake websites, took international toll-free number connections besides setting up fake call centres in Janakpur in New Delhi, Kaushambi in Ghaziabad and Mohali in Punjab. For the websites, which the accused created offering different fake e-commerce services, they took the services of payment gateways.
The accused contacted people in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia by sending online ads or bulk fake SMSes about payment alert or make direct phone calls to some claiming to be technical service providers of prominent e-commerce and cloned…