Man Almost Lost Rs 1.5 Lakh While Ordering Liquor Online; But Police Stops This Fraud (Find Out How?)
According to police, a man from Pune, Maharashtra, had Rs 1.5 lakh deducted from his bank account after conducting an online transaction to order beer during the coronavirus-induced restrictions.
The man alerted the Pune police’s cyber cell in time and the latter managed to freeze the fund before it could be credited.
Cyber Fraudsters Are Sending Remote Device Control Apps
The 55-year-old man alerted the Pune police’s cyber cell in time about the deduction of 1.5 Lakh from his bank account while he was ordering beer and the latter managed to freeze the fund before it could be credited, an official said.
“The money will be returned to the man in a week’s time. Cyber fraudsters are sending remote device control apps to some people ordering liquor online. These apps take control of the phone, from which bank transactions are then carried out by them,” said an official.
“The man in question wanted to order beer and on dialling a number, he was asked to pay ? 10 and some other charges through an app link sent to him for download.
This was nothing but a remote device control app through which the accused got control of the complainant’s phone,” said sub-inspector Ravindra Gawari of Pune police’s cyber cell.
Pan-India Set Up To Stop Bank Frauds
Using the phone, the accused transferred Rs 1,50,900 from the complainant’s account, he added.
“On getting a complaint, we verified the transaction message and found the mention of an e-commerce firm. We then approached nodal officials of the e-commerce site and got them to freeze the payment,” he said
He said a pan-India task force to combat bank fraud, made up of state police, bank and payment gateway officials, and others, are working to prevent people from being duped while conducting online transactions.