Cybercriminals cheat Turbhe firm of ` 7 lakh
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.