Mumbai: Couple files FIR to get back Rs 1.35L they lost to cyber fraud in Italy

  • Vijay Kumar Yadav, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2015 22:28 IST

Almost two years after they lost Rs 1.35 lakh to a credit card fraud, a 42-year-old businessman from Peddar Road and his wife on Friday lodged a complaint with the Gamdevi police.

Filing a police complaint is mandatory to reclaim the lost money from the bank. According to the police, the complainant and his wife have been using the credit card of a nationalised bank since 2010.

The man learned about the fraud in May 2013, after checking the bank statements.

“He realised that nine transactions, collectively worth Rs 1.35 lakh, had been carried out using their credit cards between April 24 and 29 in Italy. The accused probably cloned the cards and shopped at various shopping outlets. The man informed the bank and got the cards blocked,” said an officer from the Gamdevi police station, on condition of anonymity.

After following up with the bank executives for months, he was recently asked to get a copy of the FIR.

“We have registered a case under sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66 C (identity theft) and 66 D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act and are probing the matter,” said inspector Rajesh Desai of the Gamdevi police station.

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