Pune, September 13: In the latest incident of cyber fraud, a woman corporate trainer from Pune has been duped of over Rs one lakh. According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the trainer, Archana Jaiswal has lodged a complaint with police alleging that Rs 1,22,400 was fraudulently withdrawn from her account through multiple transactions. She came to know about the fraud through mobile text messages of the transactions.
As per the Wakad police, Jaiswal received three messages on her phone about transactions worth Rs 90,000, Rs 5,400 and Rs 27,000 on August 28 around 1 am. “Suspects apparently hacked my mail address where I have saved all my documents. Once getting access into the account, the suspect mailed my documents to another mail address and opened a separate account in a Delhi-based bank. Through this fake account, the cyber thieves transferred Rs 1,22,400 in three transitions,” reported Hindustan Times quoting the 41-year-old complainant as saying.
In the FIR it is mentioned that the three transactions were made from the genuine account into a fake account created by the hackers in Delhi-based IDFC bank. According to the report, a case was registered at cyber crime police station on September 12 under Sections 420 (cheating), 379 (theft) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 66 and 66 D of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008. The Police are investigating the case.
In a similar incident in August, a businesswoman in Gurugram has been duped of Rs 76,000 after she clicked on a link sent by a fraudster via SMS. The link led her to a form which asked her debit card details. After filling the details, the form stated that Rs 9,000 would be deducted from her ICICI account if she failed to follow the instructions. After some while, a total of over Rs 67,000 was withdrawn from her account in four online transactions.
On August 29, a 32-year-old BCom graduate, accused in over 100 cyber fraud cases, has been arrested by the Gurugram police. A local court on August 30 sent him to three-day police remand. The accused, identified as Vikas Jha, is a resident of Delhi's Tilak Nagar. During interrogation, Jha reportedly confessed to his crime.