Bank details stolen, retired Navy officer from Mumbai loses Rs3.4 lakh to fraudsters
Mumbai city news: The police are unaware how the accused got hold of the 66-year-old’s personal bank details.mumbai Updated: Jun 05, 2017 10:22 IST
A retired Navy commander from Juhu lost Rs3.4 lakhs after a cyber criminal misused his internet banking identification number and password.
The police are trying to figure out how the accused got hold of the 66-year-old’s personal bank details. The accused transferred the money from victim’s account to different accounts through net-banking using the NEFT service.
The transactions were made on May 20 between 2.50 am to 4 am, and since it was so early in the morning, the complainant could not contact the bank, and had no choice but to wait till it opened.
A police official said, “The complainant received a phone call from his private bank at 2.45am to verify the transaction. The number on his true caller showed the name of the bank, and thinking it was a spam call, he disconnected it. The bank had called to verify the transaction.”
Five minutes later he received a message about the first transaction of Rs50,000. He then called the bank’s customer service number, but no one picked up. The bank official finally picked up his call at 4am and blocked his account.
The cybercriminal made a total of nine transactions, withdrawing Rs3.4 lakh. The tenth transaction attempt was made at 4.21am of Rs 50,000 but was blocked by the bank.
A FIR has been registered under section 420 for cheating and 66C and 66D for identity theft and impersonation using a computer resource against the unidentified cyber criminal.