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Four Cases of Cyber Fraud and Cheating, Cash Stolen

 

On April 11, the police station at Sushant Lok registered four instances of cyber-crime following Gurgaon police's cyber cell conducting an investigation. The registration of the Internet frauds involved 3 persons who allegedly got scammed of many Indian National Rupees.

 

Within one case, Vasundhra Kaul of Faridabad complained to police about a man pretending to be certain bank officer and phoning her to take her credit and debit card details along with her A/C no. The man as well collected her OTP; Ms. Kaul said and debited an amount of INR 36,000 to her A/C. On perceiving of being scammed, Ms. Kaul ensured the bank blocked her cards following which she formally complained to the police station's cyber-cell.

 

Within one other case, Anand Kumar, an employee of certain private educational institute, while lodging complaint with the police said that somebody pretending to be an official of State Bank of India phoned up to tell him that the bank had blocked his payment card because his Adhaar number wasn't connected to his A/C. Hindustantimes.com posted this April 13, 2017.

 

Within yet another instance, Dipti Tiwari of South City complained that somebody pretending to be a bank officer took her debit card as well as bank account particulars, informing that the expiration of her card would occur shortly. After sometime Ms. Tiwari found that some transaction of INR 24,000 got done from her A/C.

 

Fraud and cheating occurred in a fourth instance that was registered with the police station of Sushant Lok. The complainant was Jai Prakash a resident of Wazirabad. According to him, somebody embezzled with his automatic teller machine card and stole INR 5,000.

 

Common to each of the cases is that the unknown fraudsters moved cash out of the victims' A/Cs after collecting their ATM as well as bank card information by telephoning them. All the cases though registered the same day occurred at different times before April 11.

 

Officers from Sushant Lok Police station assured they would soon catch the culprits. The FIRs registered are under Sections 420 (cheating) and 419 (cheating via impersonation) of IPC as well as IT Act's Section 66 D.

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