Pune: In separate incidents, three women duped of over Rs three lakh online

Chaitraly Deshmukh
Friday, 7 August 2020

In a separate incidents, three women based in Pune were duped of over Rs three lakh in online fraud

Pune: Three separate incidents have been reported by Pune police Cyber Cell of cyber fraud in which women are been allegedly conned tune to Rs three lakh under the same modus of updating of sim cards as well as personating as a bank employee and gaining personal details of bank and withdrawing money.

A woman based in Aundh received a message from an unknown number informing about Paytm App will be expired soon as it is not updated. The woman got panic and contacted the relevant number of that message. At that time, the concerned person directed the complainant to download the “Quick Support App.” After she downloaded the app, the person in no time Rs 84,313 were withdrawn from her bank account. The woman has lodged a complaint with the Chaturshringi police station. Senior inspector of Police (Crime) Maya Deore is investigating the case.

The second incident took place in Wanawadi where a woman received a call from a person who personated as a representative of SIM card service providing company. He told the woman that he was speaking to one of the platinum customers of such a mobile company and claimed that service would be shut down if the SIM card was not updated sooner. The complainant asked the solution for it and based on which he asked her to share bank account information; other bank-related personal queries and asked her to send a text message to a specific number. Soon after this, Rs 1.19 lakh was been withdrawn from her bank account.

While in the last incident, a 74-year-old woman from Khadki has lodged an online complaint with Khadki police station claiming that few days back, an unknown person sent a message to her mobile number claiming to update the bank account information as due to COVID-19 lockdown she is not operating the services of the bank for last few months and based on which the bank services will be not available to her in emergency time. The complainant became anxious and she shared her mobile number along with information related to the bank account as well as her debit card details of the bank. The culprit managed to withdraw money from her bank account tune to Rs 95,000. The Khadki police station Senior Police Inspector (Crime) Shafali Pathan is investigating the case.

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