Pos­ing as bank exec, 28-year-old dupes man of ₹2.9L

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO -

MUM­BAI : The Gamdevi po­lice on Satur­day ar­rested a 28-year-old Pune res­i­dent who si­phoned ₹2.9 lakh from a south Mum­bai-based doc­tor’s pri­vate bank ac­count.

The ac­cused, iden­ti­fied as Bipin Ma­hato, called the com­plainant and posed as a bank ex­ec­u­tive. Ma­hato asked the com­plainant for his 10-digit card num­ber.af­ter the doc­tor gave the ac­cused the 10-digit num­ber, he was told he would re­ceive a mes­sage con­tain­ing a link. The ac­cused told him to copy the link and send it back to the num­ber he re­ceived it from. This would au­tho­rise the com­plainant to use the mo­bile bank­ing app, the ac­cused told him.

On fol­low­ing the in­struc­tions, the com­plainant re­ceived alerts about four trans­ac­tions - of ₹40,000, ₹50,000 and two of ₹1 lakh each - made from his ac­count.

“Ware still try­ing to find out how Ma­hato man­aged to siphon the money from the ac­count,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

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