Pimpri Chinchwad: business consultant loses Rs 38 lakh due to online fraud
A business consultant in Pimpri Chinchwad recorded a first information report (FIR) at Wakad police station on Saturday evening after losing Rs 38 lakh from his bank account.
The 61-year-old man, who resides in the Kalewadi Phata region, said he received a message that the money was being debited from his account.
“On the evening of July 15, the complainant received a message on the cell phone linked to the bank account. The message was that an amount of over Rs 2 lakh was debited from his account. It was a transaction he had not made, so he immediately contacted the bank. He was informed by the bank that Rs 38.04 lakh had been debited from his account during eight transactions which took place prior to the transaction for which he received the message. He then approached the police and an FIR was recorded, ”said a policeman.
The officer added, “At first glance, it looks like the account was hacked and we are investigating how that happened. We have also launched an investigation into the accounts to which the money was transferred by the hackers. We will contact the respective banks to freeze these accounts and take further action. “
Recently, Pune City Police have launched two dedicated helplines for victims of financial cyber fraud so that they can turn to the police during the “golden hours” after the crime. Following the call to the helpline, authorities can take immediate action to freeze fraudulent accounts and try to ensure that the money is not lost.