Live India carries out sting operation to reveal theft of info

Christened Operation Mahabharat, the aim of the entire operation was to reveal how touts throughout the country are selling confidential information of people, especially related to their banking and mobile accounts

Live India carries out sting operation to reveal theft of info

Information thefts from country’s banks have become rampant. Records of mobile companies are being sold openly in the market. To probe this further, undercover reporters of Live India investigated it for 10 months.

Christened Operation Mahabharat, the aim of the entire operation was to reveal how touts throughout the country are selling confidential information of people.

The investigation caught 12 such persons who indulged in this fraud. Live India’s hidden cameras caught them making deals with the reporters who posed as clients for buying confidential information.

They claimed that they have information related to bank accounts and mobile phones of over 20 crore people. The information that they provided included account numbers, names, addresses, DOB, and registered mobile numbers of customers on a payment agreed. Apart from that, information was also provided relating to personal loan, home loan, car loan of lakhs of customers, their income, and their business.

Live India’s reporters purchased 10 crore data related to customers of banks and other financial institutions, which proved to be authentic.

These people also claimed that they got access to confidential data through bank employees for a hefty sum. The undercover reporters fixed meetings with the touts, who provided access to bank information registered with mobile companies. The channel’s hidden cameras caught them accepting to have provided information in exchange for money. The undercover reporters purchased data from other states as well.

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