City firm official duped of Rs 4.8 lakh, case registered
A senior general manager with a city-based loss adjusting and claims management firm was allegedly duped of Rs 4.8 lakh after he received a fraudulent email from an unidentified person claiming to be the managing director of the firm and asking him to deposit funds into an account, police said on Wednesday.
Police said the fraud took place in November last year and the FIR was registered on Tuesday after investigation.
In the police complaint, the man states, “I received an e-mail on my official email asking me to deposit Rs 4,80,100 in an account that is in the name of our managing director. The money was deposited in the account number mentioned. After that, we checked with the managing director on phone about the transaction, but he denied sending any mail regarding the fund transfer.”
Police said upon investigation, it was found that the email was sent from a fake email id.
A police official privy to the investigation, requesting anonymity, said that the suspect/s who sent the email were yet to be traced. “Probe in such cases is technical and after a protracted investigation, the case was registered,” said the official.
A case was registered against unknown suspects under Section 420 (cheating) of theIPC and Section 66D of IT Act.