Cyber crooks dupe bizman of
A Girgaum- based businessman recently fell prey to a phishing e- mail and lost Rs27.60 lakh. The victim used to purchase material from a Hong Kongbased company and monetary dealings took place over e- mail. The fraudsters made a similarlooking e- mail address of the Hong Kong company and tricked the victim into transferring money to their bank account.
Complainant Kishore Shah, 40, a resident of Harharwala Building in Girgaum, imports metal from the company. As per a statement given by Shah to the VP Road police, he has been doing business with the company for the past four years.
“After the completion of the order, Shah used to deposit money to the company’s bank account and communicate with the company officials through e- mail. On April 11, last year, he gave an order of metal worth Rs35 lakh and also transferred an advance of Rs7.5 lakh to the company’s account,” said an officer.
On June 9, this year, the