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Retired navy officer cheated of nearly Rs 10 lakh on pretext of completing KYC verification

The ex-navy officer was cheated by cyber fraudster posing as a manager of State Bank of India and asked the victim to complete his "KYC verification" process.

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There seems to be no end to cyber fraud. In a fresh incident, a cyber cheat duped a retired naval officer of Rs 9.50 lakh in Maharashtra capital Mumbai. The accused impersonated as State Bank of India (SBI) manager to dupe the officer.

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The naval officer was lured by the cheat to reveal all his personal information which the accused used to change his mobile number for internet banking and later to transfer the money.

According to the victim, he got a text message supposedly from SBI bank asking to complete pending Know Your Customer (KYC) verification process, according to a report in Indian Express.

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The 79-year-old former officer said the message also contained the officer. The ex-navy officer said when he called on the given number, the accused told him he is a bank representative.

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During the conversation on November 25, the senior citizen shared his Aadhar number and pan card details.

“Soon after he said he is sending me One Time Passwords (OTPs) needed to complete the procedure. The OTPs were to change the user name, log in for internet banking, and to change the account password. After getting all the information, the fraudster disconnected the call,” the report quoted the victim as saying.

After the incident, the ex-officer tried to log into his account but could not succeed. The next day he visited the bank and realised that Rs 10 lakh had been withdrawn from his account. Vashi police have filed an FIR in the case.

 

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