Mumbai cybercriminal dupes nurse of Rs23,520, leaves her with Rs12 in bank account

The cybercriminal told her that her account would get blocked since because she did not update her aadhaar details.

mumbai Updated: Aug 04, 2017 13:57 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Mumbai news,cybercrime,crime
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A 58-year-old nurse was allegedly duped by a cybercriminal posing as a bank employee, by telling her that her bank account and debit card would get blocked, as she did not furnish her aadhaar card details. The cybercriminal withdrew Rs23,520 from her account, leaving her with a balance of just Rs12.

According to the DN Nagar police, on July 20, the nurse received the fraudulent phone call at 4pm. The woman holds a bank account in a nationalised bank in Andheri (West).

The criminal knew her bank’s name. He told her he would help her unblock the card, and asked her for her aadhaar card number and debit card details. The woman also received a One Time Password (OTP) on her phone, which she also gave him.

On 29 July, she found out that she has only Rs12 left in her account. The woman then rushed to DN nagar police station, where a first information report (FIR) was filed under section 420 of Indian Penal code (IPC) and 66C of Information technology (IT) Act.

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 13:57 IST