ED Freezes 80 Bank Accounts With Chinese Links: Report
An alleged money-laundering case related to ‘Super Like Online Earning Application (part-time job scam)’ has been registered. The application is the one in which the customer gets money as profit subject to them sharing photos and videos of celebrities by investing some money
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that after conducting searches on payment gateways and banks, it froze the balances worth Rs 1 crore which belonged to the accused persons in an online ponzi scheme containing Chinese links, on 17 November.
In total 16 locations of the banks and payment gateways along with Phonepay, Paytm, Googlepay, Amazonpay etc. and few banks such as HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Dhanalakshmi Bank, were searched between 14 and 15 November. According to the agency, an alleged money-laundering case related to ‘Super Like Online Earning Application (part-time job scam)’ has been registered.
The agency said that while conducting the said search proceedings, nearly 80 bank accounts having Rs 1 crore balance, have been frozen which belongs to the accused persons.
The Bengaluru police registered the ED’s case is based on the predicate offence against M/s Super Like Online Earning Application and other accused persons.
The application called “Super Like,” is the one in which the customer gets money as profit subject to them sharing photos and videos of celebrities by investing some money.
The application witnessed heavy investment from the common public by getting attracted towards this lucrative scheme. Also, after sharing videos of celebrities, customers received some money as profit for some time, said the statement while explaining the modus operandi.
After some time, however, the customers were unable to either reap any profit or the money they invested and the amount was blocked by the said application. Thus, the accused persons collected huge amounts of funds by cheating the common public, it added.
A chargesheet has been filed by the local police in the said matter against a total 50 accused persons. It includes two Chinese nationals Shen Long and Himani.