Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Mizoram Police has cautioned people against selling their bank accounts to unscrupulous elements in order to make easy money.
A statement issued by Mizoram Police public relation cell on Thursday said that recently it has come to light that many bank accounts were sold to anti-social elements in exchange of hefty sum of money which is an “illegal act”.
“These bank accounts are being used by criminal for their fraudulent activities to cheat others through online shopping and claiming themselves as bank officials and Income tax officials,” the statement said, adding that these criminals cheated people on the pretext of giving attractive gift or lucky gift coupon.
The police highlighted that recently a student belonging to a college in Aizawl city opened six accounts in different banks and sold them to scamsters in exchange of hefty sum of money. These criminal opened email account in the name of the students and used these bank accounts for cheating others in online shopping.
Disguising themselves, these criminal used these bank accounts for committing cyber crime which ultimately led police officials to register duping case against the student, a crime which he never committed, the statement said.
While cautioning bank users, police said that selling bank accounts is illegal in the country and if any person is found selling his bank account, he is punishable under the existing law.
Police statement also added that if the already sold bank account was used for committing crime, legal action would be taken against the account holder.
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Meanwhile, police also cautioned people who go abroad for further studies and job to have valid Indian passport or visa.
Police said that many citizen of Mizoram entered Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries on production of fake passport from Myanmar. “This is illegal and when these people faced visa problem, it is difficult to defend them legally,” police said.