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Cyber crime branch arrests Delhi man for duping event manager of ₹2.49 lakh

The accused paid his mobile bills and purchased goods online on January 18 and 19

mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2017 10:57 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
The accused gave the bank a new mobile number so the victim would not receive text message alerts if money was withdrawn from his account.
The accused gave the bank a new mobile number so the victim would not receive text message alerts if money was withdrawn from his account.(HT File Photo)

Officials from the cyber crime branch of the Mumbai police nabbed a man from Delhi for duping an event manager of Rs2.49 lakh.

The 25-year-old accused had allegedly transferred the victim’s bank account from its Mumbai branch to Delhi. He also gave the bank a new mobile number so the victim would not receive text message alerts if money was withdrawn from his account.

After each transaction, the bank sent text messages to the new number.

The accused used the cash to make online transactions on ccavenue.com, ibibo.com and paytm.com. He paid his mobile bills and purchased goods online on January 18 and 19.

The victim discovered that a huge amount had been withdrawn from his account during a routine check. He immediately approached the cyber police, who registered a first information report (FIR).

Based on technical evidence, the officials traced the accused to Vasant Kunj in Delhi last week. He was brought back to the city. The police are investigating how he managed to obtain the victim’s bank details.

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