Ahmedabad, December 18: An 84-year-old man from Maninagar got cheated of Rs 17 lakh after getting him to reveal his user id and password, on the pretext of verifying his KYC details. According to a Times of India report, the victim Kaushikray Desai got a call from a person posing as an official from the bank. The person on the other side asked Desai to reveal his bank details to update his KYC information.

Desai initially refused saying that he would personally go to the bank and do it. But the official insisted that it is a special service introduced to help elderly people. While the man was on a call with him, Desai got two OTPs on his phone, which he shared with the caller. The call lasted for 90 minutes as stated by Desai in his FIR. Next day, he went and checked his phone call to see that Rs 17 lakhs was deduced. Mumbai Cyber Fraud: Fake Number of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali Uploaded on Google, Many Duped While Booking Tickets Online.

There is a tremendous rise in cyber fraud cases taking place across the country. From fake numbers being uploaded on Google, targeting senior citizen to update their KYC norms or sending phishing links, users need to be very alert to avoid frauds from taking place.

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