Nagpur: As reported by the police, an unidentified caller allegedly siphoned off about Rs 9 lakh from a man’s bank account.
The caller asked the man’s son to download an application on his father’s phone. The victim identified as Ashok Manwate resides near Nagpur. The incident happened Wednesday evening.
Victim Ashok Manwate has lodged a complaint against the caller following which a case has been registered by the police under IPC sections 419,420 and IT act.
The caller introduced himself as a customer care executive:
So on Wednesday, the victim received a call from an unknown number on his mobile phone. That time his mobile phone was with his 15-year-old son who picked up the phone. The caller introduced himself as a customer care executive of a digital payment company. The mobile phone was linked to Mr Manwate’s bank account
The caller told that he will increase credit card limit:
The officer revealed that the caller told the boy that he would increase his father’s digital payment credit card limit. And for that, he asked the boy to download an application of software on his phone. And as soon as boy downloaded the application, the caller had access to his phone remotely. And then what next. The caller siphoned off Rs 8.95 lakh from Manwate’s account.
Unidentified caller siphoned off Rs 9 lakh from man’s bank account by telling his son to download an application on his phone:
The case has been registered under IPC sections 419 ( cheating by personation), Information technology act and 420( cheating). Here’s what the official said,
“As soon as the boy downloaded the app, the caller gained access to the phone remotely and siphoned off Rs 8.95 lakh from Manwate’s bank account.”