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Cybercriminals operate fake DGFI accounts on social media

It seems like a never-ending notoriety of a number of cybercriminals who are operating fake page and groups on Facebook pretending as the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DFGI). A team of investigative journalists of this newspaper has been consistently monitoring activities of cybercriminals, who are running fake IDs, pages and groups had recently tracked a number of such pages and groups.

According to information, a Public Group named ‘DGFI Agent 007’ on Facebook was tracked, which has 988 members. This group was opened on September 11, 2020 and renamed on July 24, 2021. Rahman Efty is one of the Admins of this group, who claims to have written a book titled ‘DGFI The Hidden Story’.

There is a Facebook page named ‘DGFI Headquarter’ which was opened on April 5, 2014. To give legitimacy in the look of this fake page, the admin has also placed a non-existent website address of DGFI on it. One Kazi Shamsul Islam, a self-proclaimed supporter of Gen Hussain Muhammad Ershad is the admin of this page. Another moderator of this page is Md Shouvo Khan Rohan (mobile phone number 01721-214571).

Another page titled ‘Director of General Forces Intelligence – DGFI’ has also been found on Facebook, which was opened on November 13, 2021. This page has 12 followers. The only admin of this page is titled ‘Ad Moinul Hassan Dulal Bhai Shomorthhok’, which has 55 members.

On November 14, 2021 a post on ‘Director of General Forces Intelligence – DGFI’ said:

সকলের অবগতির জানানো যাচ্ছে যে, নির্বাচনকে কেন্দ্র করে কোনো ধরনের নাশকতার সৃষ্টির চেষ্টা করে কঠোর শাস্তির ব্যবস্থা নেওয়া হবে। ডিজিএফআই সর্বস্থায় নিজধারী করবে।

যেকোনো প্রয়োজনে ডিজিএফআই কে তথ্য দিয়ে সহায়তা করুন।

[email protected].

[Translation of the above post stands at: “It is being informed to all that strict punishment will be taken for any kind of sabotage in the election. DGFI will independently take actions in all cases. In case of any need help DGFI with information].

Our reporters have already found the email address provided on the above fake page on Facebook to be false.

Amran Ahmad Ovi is the admin of the above-mentioned page.

Another page titled ‘DGFI Views & News’ has been detected on Facebook, which is followed by 277 people. This page was created on May 26, 2020.

A Facebook ID titled ‘DGFI BD’ has also been found by us.

Too many scammers using the name of DGFI

It was earlier reported in this newspaper on November 1, 2021 that an individual named Raino Aryan Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan has been falsely proclaiming as being the Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), the apex intelligence agency of the country. This scammer also has been falsely proclaiming as being the ‘Founder & Creative Director of Amazon Prime Bangladesh’, while there is no existence of any office of Amazon Prime, an internationally reputed OTT platform in the country.

Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan in his Facebook profile also proclaimed to be a film director, writer, editor, graphics designer at Indian film industry; a former student at NFDC India (National Film Development Corporation, India); former System Engineer at SATV (a satellite TV channel in Bangladesh); Former IT assistant at Desh TV (a satellite TV channel in Bangladesh); student of Rifles Public School & College (RPSC); and a student of the College of Development Alternative (CODA).

According to information, Raino’s claim of being a student of the National Film Development Corporation in India is also false. The responsibility of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is providing technological and logistics support to filmmakers and film production companies, training individuals is not in their purview.

Sources inside Dhaka’s entertainment industry said, Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan has been cheating various individuals with false claims for years. Two years ago, he published some photoshopped photograph on his Facebook ID stating he was working with Bollywood film director Yash Chopra and actress Rani Mukherjee while he also falsely claimed to be heading the Bangladesh office of Yash Raj Films.

Another source said, Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan has been openly introducing himself as an official of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) and even claiming to be a Major of Bangladesh Army.

It may be mentioned here that, in the recent days, a number of dubious individuals have been falsely claiming to be working with the Directorate of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), while some of them even are using forged identity cards. Such practices gave scope to several anti-Bangladesh and anti-DGFI propaganda portals such as Netra News in spreading lies about DGFI, Bangladesh Armed Forces and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina clearly with the ulterior agenda of tarnishing the image of Bangladesh. Now, the latest case of Raino Aryan Khan would surely ring the alarm as he has been openly proclaiming as the Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) on social media platforms, while the matter missed the attention of the desks concerned of DGFI.

Although we are not sure if DGFI has truly hired Raino Aryan Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Arian, an individual living in Mumbai, India as their Information System Analyst (IT Analyst), we are sure about Aryan Khan’s claim as the “Founder & Creative Director” of Amazon Prime Bangladesh being totally false. We have also cross-checked with a number of sources in the Mumbai and Kolkata film industry in India and been confirmed that Raino Aryan Khan’s claim to be a “film director, writer, editor, graphics designer at Indian film industry” as outrageously baseless.

In another exclusive report Blitz has also exposed the notorious crime of Raino Aryan Khan, where, he and the members of his gang had shown extreme audacity by making announcement of a fake film named ‘Crack Platoon’ displaying the photographs of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the poster. According to a Facebook post dated October 12, 2021 (time 12:24 PM) by an individual named K.A. Rahaman Sujan, this film is supposed to be screened on December 16, 2021. In the Facebook post, K.A. Rahaman Sujan wrote: “Exciting project!, Film: Pongta Party, Filmmaker: Raino Aryan Khan, Amazon Prime Video”.

The poster of this so-called film says:

“Yash Raj Films proudly presents 1st ever Bengali movie CRACK PLATOON, story, screenplay, dialogues & directed by Raino Aryan Khan, Dec 16th, 2021, Celebrating 50 glorious independent years”.

These criminals tried to give a false impression in the same poster of as if it was going to be globally premiered on Amazon Prime Video.

Since publication of the report in Blitz, Raino Aryan Khan and his cohorts had quickly edited their Facebook IDs, while some of the posts were also deleted and subsequently, Raino Aryan Khan has disabled his Facebook ID.

It has been learnt from Dhaka’s showbiz industry that Raino Aryan Khan has been openly proclaiming as the Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) for almost one year.

According to latest information, Raino Aryan Khan has been using his mobile phone number 01818-700500 while he also is seen regularly using WhatsApp, possibly from hiding.

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