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Delhi Resident Robbed off INR 1 Lakh through Email Hacking

A resident of Southeast Delhi was robbed of an amount of INR 1 Lakh approximately from his account by the hackers in the month of July. To do so, the hackers accessed the victim named Rakesh Maurya's Gmail account which was synced with Maurya's mobile phone number along with credit card details like CVV, account number, date of expiry and so on. As per the senior police officer, a case of cheating was registered at Jaitpur police station in Southeast Delhi only in this month on 10 November 2018, after preliminary investigation.


Maurya, works in Faridabad for a private firm, has told the police that in the month of July he received many transaction messages on his phone which were done through his credit card. Maurya said that, "my bank's customer care division called and asked me if I had carried out any transaction involving a large amount. When they told me that someone was trying to make the transactions, I told them to block the card. However, minutes later, the card was unblocked and the transactions were completed".


Maurya when inform the bank about the incident, the bank official told him that the hackers performed the transactions in a secured manner, and all the transactions were validated by the hackers through three digit CVV of the card and OTP (one time password) which was sent on 'registered' mobile number with the bank. With the help of credit card details, the hackers somehow were able to access the OTP sent to his mobile number; and thus were also able to transfer money worth INR 1 lakh to one Amazon Pay account. Though the account of Amazon Pay has been tracked to a Bengaluru location, but the officials still not been able to trace the people involved in this fraud.


Maurya also find that he got a notification mail in his Gmail account just some hours before hackers perform the first transaction, informing him that somebody had access his email. Moreover, he also received a bogus or fake call saying that it is from the customer care representative of the bank approximately after 12 hours of the incident. The so-called customer care representative ask Maurya to not report this incident to the police, and says that bank will refund the money within 5 to 7 days, informed an officer.

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