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Internet fraud: three behind bars

An internet fraud has come to light after the Bund Garden police arrested three people...

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 4, 2009 2:08:02 am

An internet fraud has come to light after the Bund Garden police arrested three people,for siphoning off money from the accounts of unsuspecting people by posing themselves as bank employees. Mohammed Allaudin Shaikh (46),Vijay Vishnu Masurkar (28) and Abdul Ibrahim Ansari (32) are those arrested. The accused are all residents of Mumbai. Vaishali Girish Kharade of Kharadi filed a complaint in this regard with the police. The Bund Garden police produced the accused before a city court on Friday which remanded them to police custody till Thursday.

Vaishali’s husband Girish is employed with a company based in Sweden. He has an account with ICICI bank. Police officials said that Ansari sent an e-mail to Girish stating that he was a bank official for the verification wing and sought details of his account. Unsuspecting,Girish revealed details like is account number,password and other vital details. Following this,using the account details,Ansari transferred Rs 1 lakh from his bank account from Girish’s account. Later,a person identified as Masurkar withdrew another 25 thousand from his account.

Public prosecutor argued that 12 ATM cards have been seized from the possession of the accused. These cards belong to ABN AMRO,SBI and other banks.

He has a bank account in the Fort branch in Mumbai.

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