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Pune man gets back Rs 3.57 lakh lost to cyber fraud

According to a press release issued by Cyber police station on Tuesday, a cyber fraudster had called a man on his mobile phone earlier this month and offered to give him “reward points” by issuing a new credit card after closing his existing card of SBI bank.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: July 29, 2021 10:25:34 am

Following prompt action by the Cyber police station of the Pune city police, a Pune resident got back Rs 3.57 lakh that he had lost to cyber criminals in a case of online credit card fraud.

According to a press release issued by Cyber police station on Tuesday, a cyber fraudster had called a man on his mobile phone earlier this month and offered to give him “reward points” by issuing a new credit card after closing his existing card of SBI bank.

The fraudster then took the confidential details of the man’s credit card account and within a short span, Rs 3.66 lakh were transferred from the victim’s bank account without his knowledge and consent on July 14, police said. Following this, the victim approached the Cyber police station and filed a complaint in the matter.

Assistant police inspector Kadir Deshmukh contacted nodal officers of “payment merchants” related to the online transfer of money from the complainant’s bank account.

On receiving information about the fraudulent transaction, the “payment merchants” responded to the police and Rs 3,57,362 was transferred back into the complainant’s bank account.

Police have appealed to the citizens to be cognizant of online fraudsters and not respond to calls by unknown persons asking for confidential details of credit card, debit card or bank accounts.

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