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.