South Mumbai doctor falls prey to cyber fraud, loses Rs 2.9 lakh

A Gamdevi based doctor fell prey to a unique cyber-crime modus-operandi. The fraudsters induced the victim to copy a link and send it to a mobile number. The fraudsters then got fingerprint facility activated on the bank’s mobile phone application and made four transactions of Rs 2.90 lakh from victim’s bank account. The police are still probing how the fraudsters managed to pull off the said crime.

The arrested person has been identified as Bipin Mahato, a native of Bettiah in Bihar.

According to the police, the complainant has an account in a leading private bank. The victim used the bank’s ATM and it’s mobile phone application since his patients also prefer transferring money in his account.

On November 21, last year, victim had received a call on his mobile phone from an unknown number. “The caller claimed to be calling from the bank in which victim has an account. He first told victim his bank account number and then told him that he wanted to authorise the bank’s mobile app,” said a police officer. ..Read More..

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