Jamtara is in news currently because of a Netflix film about digital frauds emanating from the area.
The arrested men were identified as Narshi Suthar (23), Nandkishore Suthar (26) and Pukhraj Suthar (36).
Anil Shah (73), the complainant, told the police that he received a message from an unidentified number last month, asking him to update KYC of his Paytm account and warning him that the account will be blocked if he failed to do so.
Shah called the number provided in the message. He was asked to download 'Team Viewer app' on his mobile and send one rupee to any number from Paytm account, the official said.
Shah followed the instructions, without realizing that the person at the other end -- believed to be the mastermind of the racket -- had accessed his Paytm id and password. Before Shah ended the call, ₹1.72 lakh had been withdrawn from his bank account.
Police investigations revealed that the main accused then bought ₹50,000-worth Big Bazaar cash vouchers from the amount withdrawn, and sent these vouchers through WhatsApp to Narshi, Nandkishore and Pukhraj.