Bengaluru: Along with increasing technology in the country, cyber crimes are also increasing. Every day people are becoming victims of fraud. The government makes many claims to stop cyber crimes, but the reality is different. Cyber criminals are wasting crores of rupees every day, but there seems to be no way to stop them. Now a similar case is coming to light from Bengaluru, Karnataka. Here the thugs have made a big official of IT company Infosys a victim of fraud.
According to the information, the victim receives a call on 21st November. The cyber criminals calling were posing as officials of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Mumbai Police. The caller tells him that a criminal case has been registered against him at Vakola police station in Mumbai and a money laundering case has been registered against his Aadhaar card details. After this, those cyber criminals extort Rs 3.7 crore from the victim in two days.
The investigation of this case was handed over to CID
After this the victim complained about the matter to the police. According to a Times of India report, the cyber crime police have registered a case under the Information Technology Act and IPC sections 419 and 420. Regarding this matter, a senior police officer said that since the lost amount is more than Rs 3 crore, a case was registered and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He said that bank officials have been contacted to freeze the accounts of the miscreants.
The caller claimed to be a TRAI official and a SIM card registered in the name of the complainant was being used to post illegal advertisements, the police officer said. When the complainant told the fraudster that the phone number was not his, he was told that it was purchased using his Aadhaar card credentials.
Video call by pretending to be a fake policeman
The call was then transferred to a person who identified himself as a senior Mumbai Police officer and told the officer that he would have to meet him and the CBI in Mumbai and Delhi in connection with the investigation. If he did not do so, they threatened to arrest him. After this there was a video call in which a police station was visible and some people wearing uniform were also there. Along with this, they also showed him their ID cards and a copy of the complaint filed against them.
The complainant was then asked to transfer money to several bank accounts so that he could avoid arrest and get all the cases registered against him closed. He even said that the money will be returned to him after his bank account is audited in the money laundering case. Between November 21 and 23, the nervous executive transferred Rs 3.7 crore to different bank accounts. It was then that he realized he had been defrauded and lodged a police complaint on November 25.
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