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Mumbai cyber crook steals ₹60,000, uses it to recharge 23 phones

The victim’s debit card details were cloned and used to recharge the phones

mumbai Updated: May 08, 2017 09:26 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
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Three withdrawals, worth Rs60,000 in all, were made from the victim’s ICICI bank account, even though his debit was with him.(Photo for representation)

A Chandivli resident lost Rs60,000 to a cyber criminal, who then used the money to recharge 23 prepaid mobile numbers using an app.

The complainant, a 36-year-old businessman, got three SMSes between 6.52am to 9am on April 11.

Three withdrawals, worth Rs60,000 in all, were made from his ICICI bank account, even though his debit was with him. He quickly called the bank and blocked his account. Investigators told him the debit card details were used to recharge mobile numbers.

“It is either a case of debit card cloning, as the victim had his card with him, or he must have given the details to someone while shopping,” a police official told HT.