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Mumbai: Cyber cons posing as CBI officers swindle Rs 9.5 lakh from student

Updated on: 18 May,2024 01:15 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Samiullah Khan | samiullah.khan@mid-day.com

Scammers claimed victim's involvement in cyber fraud to extort money

Mumbai: Cyber cons posing as CBI officers swindle Rs 9.5 lakh from student

The victim was operating his parent’s bank account who have retired from government jobs

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Posing as CBI officers, cyber cons swindled off Rs 9.5 lakh from a student who had access to his parent's account. Cops said that the complainant, who is 26 years old, used to operate his parent’s bank account who have retired from government jobs. The officer told the student that they had been acting upon a summons issued by the Delhi Court, accusing the complainant of being involved in a cyber fraud case. The accused extorted R9.5 lakh from him. 


According to the police, after transferring nine and a half lakh rupees out of 15 lakh from his bank account, the victim became suspicious. After searching it on Google, he discovered that it was a fraud and immediately lodged a complaint at the Borivli police station.


The 26-year-old Borivli-based student, residing with his retired parents at Vazira Naka, received a recorded call on his mobile number on Thursday.


According to the FIR, the victim received a robotic call informing him that a warrant had been issued against him from the Delhi court in a cyber fraud case. He was instructed to dial “0” for assistance to know the case details.

Upon dialling, he was connected to a person named Sanjay Sharma, who asked for his details, including his Aadhar card, residential address, mobile number, and bank account details. Sharma informed the victim that more than Rs 25 lakh in illegal transactions had been made through his bank account.

“He also claimed that during the investigation, they discovered 25 fake accounts under his name and that the matter was being investigated by the cyber cell. The call was later transferred to a fake CBI officer who instructed the victim to send his one-year bank statement and then told him to transfer money into an account provided by them, claiming it was a CBI account,” said an officer

“Trapped in their scheme, the victim made a direct transfer (RTGS) of around Rs 9.5 lakh to the provided account while speaking with the alleged officer. However, he later realised something was amiss. He then searched for similar frauds on Google and realised he was cheated. He then immediately disconnected the call and rushed to the Borivli police station to file a complaint,” the officer added.

 Based on the victim's complaint, the police have registered the case under Sections 419, 420, and 34 of the IPC, and Sections 66C and 66D of the IT Act, and initiated further investigation

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Age of the victim

‘He also claimed that during the investigation, they discovered 25 fake accounts under his name and that the matter was being investigated by the cyber cell. The call was later transferred to a fake CBI officer, who instructed the victim to send his one-year bank statement and then told him to transfer money into an account provided by them, claiming it was a CBI account’

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