FPJ Cyber Secure: Mumbai Police Inspector Loses ₹5 Lakh After Falling Prey To Online KYC Fraud; Case Filed

FPJ Cyber Secure: Mumbai Police Inspector Loses ₹5 Lakh After Falling Prey To Online KYC Fraud; Case Filed

The fraudster instructed the victim to download an 'apk.file' application and enter various personal and banking details as directed.

Megha KuchikUpdated: Friday, January 05, 2024, 12:58 PM IST
article-image
FPJ Cyber Secure: Mumbai Police Inspector Loses ₹5 Lakh After Falling Prey To Online KYC Fraud; Case Filed |

Mumbai: Kherwadi Police Inspector Hemant Gurav (51) fell victim to an online scam, losing Rs. 5 lakh during a fraudulent KYC update. On January 3, Gurav lodged an FIR against two unidentified individuals at the Kherwadi police station.

According to police reports, Gurav, stationed at the Kherwadi police station and residing in Mhada Colony, Tilak Nagar, received a call around 1 p.m. while on duty. The caller, from an unidentified number, claimed that Gurav's KYC details needed updating, suggesting that his account would be suspended otherwise. Concerned about his monthly Home loan EMI deductions from Axis Bank, Gurav complied with the caller's instructions, fearing potential payment disruptions.

Scammer Posed As Customer Service Executive

The fraudster instructed Gurav to download an 'apk.file' application and enter various personal and banking details as directed, which he followed. Subsequently, the caller instructed Gurav to dial *401*9007721733 for purported customer service assistance. However, the call failed to connect. As Gurav engaged in a video call with the scammer, he received consecutive notifications from Axis Bank, indicating withdrawals of Rs.1,11,000 and Rs.3,89,000 from his account.

Realizing the scam, Gurav promptly visited his Axis Bank branch in Kherwadi and froze both of his accounts. He subsequently filed a case against the two unidentified individuals under sections 34 (common intention), 419 (cheating), and 420 (cheating and dishonestly) of the Indian Penal Code, in addition to relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act.

RECENT STORIES

Mumbaikars! Brace For Heatwave In Coming Days, Temperatures Expected To Rise To 41-43°C; Check...

Mumbaikars! Brace For Heatwave In Coming Days, Temperatures Expected To Rise To 41-43°C; Check...

Mumbai: WR Plans To Extend Harbour Line From Goregaon To Borivali, Project To Cost ₹825 Cr; Check...

Mumbai: WR Plans To Extend Harbour Line From Goregaon To Borivali, Project To Cost ₹825 Cr; Check...

Mumbai This Weekend: From Comedy To Circus, Here's Everything You Can Enjoy On April 13, 14

Mumbai This Weekend: From Comedy To Circus, Here's Everything You Can Enjoy On April 13, 14

'Vote For Narayan Rane Or Lose Your Funds': Kankavali MLA Nitesh Rane's Stern Warning To Sarpanchs...

'Vote For Narayan Rane Or Lose Your Funds': Kankavali MLA Nitesh Rane's Stern Warning To Sarpanchs...

Mumbai News: Parel Bizman Loses ₹ 1.75 Crore To Fake NTC Redevelopment Promise; Case Registered

Mumbai News: Parel Bizman Loses ₹ 1.75 Crore To Fake NTC Redevelopment Promise; Case Registered