36-year-old cheated by hackers creates FB page on cyber crime

Chinmay Dash, the management professional who was cheated of Rs. 1.75 lakh after his bank account was hacked and his SIM card was deactivated, has now taken the fight to the social media.

Dash, who had earlier approached the cyber police and the local police, on Monday, created a Facebook page, Sim Swap & Cyber Crime Fraud, to highlight his plight.

The page has got 21 likes so far and also carries safety tips and remarks on his service provider and the bank.

On November 26, Dash learnt that acting on a request made the previous day, the service provider had deactivated his SIM card.

While Dash had not made any such request, he was a regular user of mobile banking facility. On contacting the bank authorities, Dash realised that Rs1.75 lakh had been transferred from his account.

Dash said, “I want to tell the world about what happened to me so that they remain careful. Within hours of creating the page, I have received more than 15 calls from acquaintances. They were shocked on reading that someone had hacked my bank account and deactivated my SIM card.”

“I plan to add detailed security tips on the page so that no one gets cheated like me. This will help me get in touch with others who have been cheated in a similar manner. We can make use of each other’s experience.”

The police teams had gone to Delhi to track down four accounts where the money had been fraudulently transferred from Dash’s account, however nothing much has come of it as yet.

LG Shinde, inspector, Samta Nagar police station, had earlier said, “We have traced the four bank accounts to which the money was transferred. Two accounts belonged to women who worked as labourers. The bank account was created as part of a social scheme. We do not suspect their involvement in the crime.”

“The third account had a fake address while the fourth was of a person of Chinese origin who lived at a Delhi hotel. We are trying to trace the accused,” he said.

 

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