Cy­ber­crim­i­nals cheat Turbhe firm of ` 7 lakh

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan panab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

NAVI MUM­BAI: The Turbhe MIDC po­lice have reg­is­tered a case af­ter some uniden­ti­fied peo­ple cheated a money trans­fer com­pany of Rs6.79 lakh.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the cus­tomer of care of the com­pany of­fice at Shri Sawant Park re­ceived a call of an un­known per­son in the first week of Oc­to­ber. Af­ter in­tro­duc­ing him­self to the of­fi­cial, that per­son said that he wanted to change the user ID and pass­word of his money mart ac­count for se­cu­rity rea­sons.

“The cus­tomer care of­fi­cial checked his de­tails in their sys­tem and asked him a few se­cu­rity ques­tions. Af­ter get­ting proper replies, he gave that man a new user ID and pass­word,” said Prat­i­bha Shendge, po­lice in­spec­tor from Navi Mum­bai cy­ber cell.

Be­tween Oc­to­ber 14 and 15, a to­tal of Rs6.79 lakh was il­le­gally trans­ferred from the six m-wal­lets of the com­pany to an ac­count which was not reg­is­tered with them. Mean­while, orig­i­nal ac­count holder too ap­proached the com­pany and said that he had not call the cus­tomer care to change the email ID and pass­word.

It was only then the com­pany re­alised that they had been cheated.

A se­nior man­ager of the com­pany, Swap­nil Tan­del, 37, ap­proached the po­lice and reg­is­tered an FIR. A case un­der sec­tions 420, 419 and 34 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) and rel­e­vant sec­tions of the IT Act has been reg­is­tered.

“We have come to know that the money was trans­ferred to an ac­count of pri­vate sect or bank in Delhi. We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case and hope to solve it soon,” Shendge said.

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