Even though the police department is taking all measures to curb sex rackets and prostitution, the criminals are resorting to Hitech methods to hoodwink the police. In Hyderabad, police busted an app-based sex racket being handled by a Nigerian Gang. Cyberabad police have busted a sex racket happening through a dating app called OK Cupid.
Thousands of members are registered in this app. Firstly, Nigerian criminals become friends with the users by chatting. They then chat on WhatsApp via personal phone numbers. The mind is diverted towards sex. They offer safe sex with beautiful girls. They make it clear that everything is foolproof and they will be allowed inside only if an OTP is shown.
Once the payment is made, the system automatically pushed an OTP to the customer's Whatsapp number. The customer can meet the girl at an agreed place. Cyberabad police got a tip-off about the app and a team conducted a decoy operation on the matter. They have made some arrests and are in the process of tracing the others involved too. Sources say that the app is a general dating app and has got nothing to do with the miscreants. It is just that this gang has misused it to their benefit. It has to be seen if the department acts against the app as well.