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Saligramam Inhabitant Victimized With Phishing E-mail

A 55-year-old user of the Internet S K Govindarajan from Saligramam (Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India) was victimized in an Internet scam after he committed the mistake of replying to an e-mail that purported to be from certain bank where he held a personal account. The scam e-mail reportedly, phished the victim off his sensitive information. Expressbuzz.com reported this on January 7, 2011.

Moreover, as per elaborate information on the incident, police arrested Uchema Obhuja a 35-year-old Nigerian in New Delhi suspecting him to be involved in the scam. They then brought him in Chennai during early January 2011. Previously, during December 2010, Govindarajan had complained to T Rajendran City Police Commissioner that a total of Rupees 29,120 was stolen from his account at the aforementioned bank in Nugambakkam (Chennai).

The Commissioner's Office, however, forwarded the petition to the Cyber-Crime Cell, which via an investigation discovered that Govindarajan's lost money was utilized to buy goods over the Internet. And when executives of the shopping site 'futurebazzar.com' were contacted they informed that two consignments from the total buying deals had been for an address in Delhi. The Times of India reported this on January 7, 2011.

Explaining further, the futurebazzar.com executives outlined that their company had already dispatched the initial shipment via courier. Thereafter, they sent the second one that included a cell-phone; however, the courier company discovered that the address for the delivery was false. So the police notified the courier firm, which then got in touch with Uchema, who said that he wasn't at that address anymore but wished for picking the package from a location where the public went. Consequently, the suspicious courier company informed the Delhi police that planned a tricky scheme with which they caught Uchema while he arrived for picking the package.

Furthermore, the Delhi police as well filed a case charging Uchema for staying in India despite the expiry of his visa.

Ultimately, for remaining safe from phishing e-mails of the above kind, Cyber-Crime Cell officials suggest Internet-users that they must report the incidences immediately in order that the phishers be caught early and their activities reduced.

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