Nagpur: Cyber thugs robbed two unsuspecting men of Rs 3.30 lakh in two separate incidents reported in Kapil Nagar and Sadar police jurisdictions.
A resident of MIG Qtr No. A/48, Kapil Nagar, Siddharth Khushal Gajbhiye (42), told police that he received a call on his mobile phone on November 17, 2020. The caller identified himself as Deepak Sharma from the Head Office of Bank of Baroda, Mumbai.
The trickster told Siddharth his ATM card has become inactive. For activation, the cyber criminal procured details of Siddharth’s bank account and OTP. Armed with all details, the accused withdrew Rs 2.31 lakh from Gajbhiye’s bank account fraudulently.
Kapil Nagar Woman PSI Shrikhande has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC read with Section 66(D) of IT Act and probing the matter further.
Similarly, the complainant, Faizan Mobinul Haque (50), resident of Plot No. 18, Surana Layout, Rajnagar, Sadar, in his complaint to police said that he was at his office of Skyline Infra, situated at Mental Hospital Square on July 26.
Around 4.30 pm, an unidentified miscreant sent him a message on mobile phone and asked Faizan to download TeamViewer app, a remote access and remote control computer software, allowing maintenance of computers and other devices. As soon as Faizan downloaded the app, the cyber criminal withdrew Rs 90,900 from his account fraudulently.
Sadar PSI Gangkachur, acting on Faizan’s complaint, booked the unidentified cyber trickster under Sections 420, 419 of the IPC read with Section 66(C) of IT Act and searching for him.
According to reports, a number of financial frauds are being reported in Nagpur and other parts of India. The online thugs dupe vulnerable people by one trick or another.
Cops have been regularly issuing various advisories to warn people against these online cheats who are on the prowl on the vulnerable lot, but still a large number of people are being duped by the online fraudsters almost everyday.