A superintendent with the Central Items and Providers Tax (GST) division in Mumbai was duped of ₹1.91 lakh by a fraudster posing as a financial institution worker on Sunday.
The fraudster requested him to replace the Know-Your-Buyer (KYC) process.
The complainant, Srikumar Prasad, 50, was requested to obtain a ‘fast help’ utility on his cellphone and to fill his financial institution credit score/debit card particulars. He then misplaced ₹1.91 lakh in seven transactions.
Prasad, a resident of Antop Hill space obtained a message from an unknown quantity round 9:30am on Sunday stating that his financial institution KYC is pending. “Whereas explaining your entire KYC course of the fraudster requested Prasad to obtain an utility, ‘Fast help’ and to fill his credit score and debit card particulars in it. Prasad then shared the one time password with the accused and later ₹1.91 lakh have been debited from his account,” added police.
After three to 4 transactions Prasad obtained a name from his financial institution alerting him in regards to the fraud. However, by then he had misplaced ₹1.91 lakh, mentioned a police officer. He then approached the Antop Hill police station and a case was registered beneath the related sections of the Indian Penal code and IT Act for dishonest. “We now have been constantly interesting to the residents to by no means share their confidential banking particulars with anybody who claims to be a financial institution worker. The KYC replace isn’t permitted on the cellphone and even financial institution staff should not permitted to ask any private particulars associated to a checking account”, mentioned a police officer.