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  India   Crime  01 Jul 2019  Man creates fake website to tap Amazon's internet traffic, held

Man creates fake website to tap Amazon's internet traffic, held

ANI
Published : Jul 1, 2019, 9:49 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2019, 10:31 am IST

Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection (CyPAD) has arrested the man who created a fake website 'Amazon Big Billion Day Sales'.

A fraudster was held on Sunday for allegedly creating a fake website in the name of e-commerce website Amazon to tap internet traffic. (Representational Image)
 A fraudster was held on Sunday for allegedly creating a fake website in the name of e-commerce website Amazon to tap internet traffic. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: A fraudster was held on Sunday for allegedly creating a fake website in the name of e-commerce website Amazon to tap internet traffic generated during its "Big Billion Days" sales period.

Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection (CyPAD) has arrested the man who created a fake website "Amazon Big Billion Day Sales".

 

The man has a record of being involved in such crimes. "Same accused was arrested earlier for creating a fake government website in the name of free laptop and free solar panel," CyPAD said in a press release.

The fake website also induced people to download an app which helped him earn Rs 6 per download.

The accused previously owned a very successful blog which gave him the idea of large-scale cheating by diverting internet traffic to his fake websites by impersonating government departments and big private companies.

US-based Amazon offers a hefty discount on products during its Big Billion Days sales period no special occasion and attracts massive internet users traffic.

Tags: amazon, fraud, big billion days, traffic, internet
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi