‘Bank em­ployee’ from Jhark­hand cheats man of `34K

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Faisal Tan­del faisal.tan­del@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A trailer car­ry­ing a chem­i­cal top­pled while ma­noeu­vring a turn at Palaspa Phata in Pan­vel on Wed­nes­day. The chem­i­cal spilled on the road, making it dan­ger­ous for other mo­torists. No in­juries were re­ported in the accident.

A 25-year-old man was cheated of Rs34,590 by an on­line fraud­ster claim­ing to be bank rep­re­sen­ta­tives who used the card de­tails of the vic­tim for on­line shop­ping. The Ra­bodi po­lice have reg­is­tered a case and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter. They have found the call was made from Jhark­hand.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the com­plainant Mukesh Dhange, a res­i­dent of Khopat, told the po­lice in his state­ment that on Novem­ber 21, he re­ceived a call at 5.15pm from an un­known num­ber.

The caller claimed to be a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a na­tion­alised bank.

The fraud­ster told Dhange that his ac­count was hav­ing prob­lems and his debit card was about to be blocked.

The fraud­ster then told Dhange his card was be­ing up­graded and would be un­blocked only if he shared the de­tails.

“Dhange then shared his bank de­tails with the fraud­ster, who gave him as­sur­ance that he will soon up­date the card and kept the phone on,” said KG Cha­van, se­nior in­spec­tor, Ra­bodi po­lice sta­tion.

“Af­ter a while, the fraud­ster made on­line shop­ping trans­ac­tion and the amount was deb­ited from the card. When Dhange told the fraud­ster that the amount had been deb­ited, the fraud­ster as­sured him the amount would be re­funded af­ter the card was up­graded,” said Cha­van.

A case has been reg­is­ter at Ra­bodi po­lice sta­tion on Tues­day un­der sec­tion 420 (Cheating and dis­hon­estly in­duc­ing de­liv­ery of property) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and the rel­e­vant sec­tions of the In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Act.

“We have reg­is­tered a case and started the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The num­ber was traced to Jhark­hand. We are in the process of send­ing a team to Jhark­hand to trace the fraud­ster,” said Cha­van.


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