Thursday, May 14, 2015

CM's secy falls prey to e-con, Rs 64,000 gone from bank ac

Mateen Hafeez




  Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis's personal secretary recently fell victim to cyber fraud when Rs 64,000 was siphoned off his bank account. Interestingly , the accused called up the victim, Vivek Bhimanwar, and asked him for a one-time password that had been sent to his mobile, before debiting the amount.
The police said that Bhimanwar, a Worli resident, had lodged a cheating case on Tuesday . Bhimanwar recently received a call from a person, who introduced himself as an employee of a bank where he has an account.The accused told Bhimanwar that they were verifying customers and updating Know Your Customer details. The caller asked Bhimanwar for his account details and for the one-time password. Initially Bhimanwar was reluctant to share details, but gave in after the accused threatened to close the account.

Unaware of the fraud, Bhimanwar shared his details and password with the caller. Later, he received a message on his cellphone, stating that Rs 64,000 was debited from his account.“It was after the SMS that he realized he had been cheated. Bhimanwar then approached the police. An FIR was immediately registered under sections of the Information Technology Act.No arrests have been made yet,“ said an officer.



Former CM's help robbed of cellphone
A domestic help of former CM Prithviraj Chavan was robbed of his cellphone worth Rs 8,500 by a taxi driver near INS Trata in Worli-Koliwada on Monday. The incident occurred when the victim, Vikas Pansare, alighted from the taxi and was about to pay the fare. The police said that the driver snatched his phone and sped away.

THE TIMES OF INDIA, MAY 14, 2015



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