Published On : Wed, Aug 4th, 2021

Cyber crook dupes man by siphoning off Rs 2.70 lakh from his account

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Nagpur: A Cybercrook defrauded a 29-year-old boy by siphoning off Rs 2.70 lakh from his bank account after sending him a link on his cellphone. The victim, Mustakim Bari Abdul Salam, a resident of Plot No 40, Haji Nagar, Kalamna Road, New Kamptee, received a call from one Raju Mahato on July 21 who requested him to purchase gift cards and vouchers.

The caller persuaded him to accept the offer and forwarded him a link on his mobile phone. After he opened the link on his smart phone, the trickster siphoned off Rs 2.70 lakh from his account.

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Following the victim’s complaint, New Kamptee Police registered a case under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 66 of Information Technology Act, and started the probe.

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