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Mumbai: Oshiwara, Dahisar cyber cell cops help victims get their money back

Updated on: 31 August,2023 07:24 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Samiullah Khan | samiullah.khan@mid-day.com

“His entire amount was transferred through the “BIBIO/PayU wallet Taking the help of their nodal officer we immediately froze the account and later returned the amount to the complaint,” said an officer

Mumbai: Oshiwara, Dahisar cyber cell cops help victims get their money back

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Key Highlights

  1. In the first case, a housewife from Jogeshwari lost Rs 7.35 lakh in a like-and-share scam
  2. In second case, a resident of Dahisar lost Rs 5.77 lakh in electricity bill payment scam
  3. The victim received a message threatening that electricity supply would be disconnected

The Oshiwara and Dahisar Cyber Cell Police were able to take timely action and save more than Rs 13 lakh for two people who fell victim to cyber fraud in separate incidents.


In the first case, a housewife from Jogeshwari West lost Rs 7.35 lakh in a like-and-share scam where she was promised part-time job earnings through liking and sharing YouTube videos. The Oshiwara police, under the guidance of DCP S Krishnakant Upadhya of Zone IX, PSI Kurkute along with his cyber team including Constable Ashok Konde conducted an investigation and managed to freeze the fraudulent bank accounts where the victim’s money was transferred. This action not only saved the victim’s money but also protected the funds of other potential victims who had fallen prey to similar cyber frauds.


“Her amount was transferred to four bank accounts. We obtained account details of those banks and found that apart from the amount of the victim, about Rs 75 lakh had been deposited in those four bank accounts. We  immediately got those accounts frozen with the help of the nodal officer of these banks. Not only did we save the victim’s Rs 7.35 lakh but also the hard-earned money of many other victims,” said a police officer.


In the second case, a resident of Dahisar lost Rs 5.77 lakh in an electricity bill payment scam. The victim received a message threatening that his electricity supply would be disconnected if he didn’t make an immediate payment. He was directed to a fraudulent link and ended up losing a significant amount of money. The Dahisar police, led by API Ankush Dandge and his team, including constable Shrikant Deshpande, under the guidance of DCP Smita Patil Zone XII, took action and stopped the amount that was transferred through the fraudulent wallet system.

“His entire amount was transferred through the “BIBIO/PayU wallet Taking the help of their nodal officer we immediately froze the account and later returned the amount to the complaint,” said an officer.

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