Published On : Tue, Apr 30th, 2019

Thinking himself “smart,” Nagpur trader shares bank details, robbed

Nagpur: In a yet another cyber crime, a trader who shared his bank account details over the phone was relieved of Rs 1 lakh by a trickster.

A resident of Plot No. A/18, Tulas Apartment, Tulsi Nagar in Shantinagar area, Sandeep Dharamchand Jain (49), told police that he had purchased T-shirts from club factory. However, since he wanted to return the goods, he searched the phone number of the club factory on Google website on January 31, 2019. After procuring the phone number 7003907705, Sandeep rang the number. An unidentified person responded and assured to take back the T-shirts and asked Sandeep to share details of his IndusInd Bank account. Trusting the caller, Sandeep shared his bank account details, OTP number and other information. Armed with the details, the trickster activated UPI and transferred Rs 1 lakh from Sandeep’s bank account to Spice Money and cheated him. He immediately lodged a complaint with Shantinagar police over the matter.

ASI Kushwah, based on Sandeep’s complaint, booked the unidentified trickster under Sections 419, 420 of the IPC and launched a search to trace him.

Recently, a number of bank customers from across the city fell prey to fraudulent activity and complained of unauthorised withdrawals from their accounts. This resulted in the blockage of several ATM cards after reports surfaced of wide-scale incidents. Cybercriminals challenged the technology-driven banking system at a time when the country was looking to increase financial inclusion and bringing more people into the formal sector.