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Woman lost 65 thousand by booking cake online

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Cyber ​​fraud has come to the notice of a woman while booking a cake online. Cyber ​​thieves robbed a woman of Rs 65,191. The woman was asked to share her bank details via a link. The money was withdrawn online from her bank account five times after she shares the OTP. A 30-year-old woman has lodged a complaint with Wakad Police in Pune.

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Despite repeated calls for compliance with the basic rules of online transactions, such as don’t click on links from strangers, sharing your bank details, or telling OTPs to anyone, many people seem to be falling prey to fraud.

The 30-year-old complainant, a resident of Wakad in Pune, had booked a cake online on the afternoon of February 14. After some time, she got a call from a person named Devendra Kumar.

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Kumar asked the woman to provide bank account details and shared an online link. The woman then received a One Time Password (OTP), which she shared with Devendra Kumar. Soon after, a total of Rs 65,191 was debited from her account through five online transactions.

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According to the FIR, when the woman asked the vagrant for an answer, he promised to return the money. Instead, a bank account has been opened in her name using her Aadhar card and PAN card.

As the money was not returned, the woman went to the police and lodged a complaint of fraud.

Police have registered a case against the unidentified person under sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Information Technology Act. The case is being investigated by Sub-Inspector of Police Deepak Kadba.

 

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