Professor loses Rs 1.43L to online fraudsters

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 28 February 2019

The incident came to light when Dev used his bank’s mobile application to log into his account and found that his account was short of Rs 1.43 lakh.

PUNE: A 53-year-old professor has approached the Chatuhshringi police claiming his mobile phone was hacked and unidentified fraudsters stole his bank details to steal Rs  1.43 lakh from his account. The incident occurred in October 2018. 

As per information shared by the Chatuhshringi police, the complainant Sanjay Dev, had applied for change of Internet banking identity and password. Later, Dev received his password on his email and on his mobile phone. The incident came to light when Dev used his bank’s mobile application to log into his account and found that his account was short of Rs 1.43 lakh.

When he inquired about the same with his bank he found that the sum was transferred in four installments to different bank accounts.

Police Inspector Vaishali Galande who is investigating the case said that further probe in the case is in progress and the city police are investigating the case along with officials of Cyber Crime Cell of city police crime branch.

Similarly, a 34-year-old woman was cheated to the tune of Rs 1.5 lakh by a person whom she had met on a matrimonial site. The woman was told by the fraudster that he had sent some gift for her and she needs to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to claim the same. Though she paid the amount, she never received the gift. Subsequently, a case was lodged by her at Hadapsar police station.

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