Online fraudsters duped a Pune-based businessman of Rs 12.5 lakh by making him obtain a ‘remote desktop’ software program on his cellular phone after making false guarantees of big earnings via a web based buying and selling account.
The sufferer, a 58-year-old resident of Wanwadi, lodged the first information report on this case on Wednesday.
The businessman bought a name from the con man in October 2021, asking him to create a ‘trading account’ for investing cash via an internet site.
The con man forwarded a message with a hyperlink and requested the businessman to obtain the software program on his cellular phone. He instantly obtained entry to the complainant’s cellular phone and transferred Rs 12.5 lakh from his checking account by January 15 this 12 months.
“Cyber police station verified the complaint and forwarded it to the Wanwadi police station. Accordingly, the FIR has been lodged and investigation is on,” stated Inspector Sandip Shivale of Wanwadi police station.
Police have booked the unidentified fraudsters on this case beneath sections 419, 420 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Information Technology Act.
In an identical offence, on-line con males cheated a 69-year-old girl from Warje to the tune of Rs 2 lakh. She lodged the FIR on this case on the Warje police station on Wednesday.
Police stated the fraudster known as the girl earlier this 12 months and claimed to be the manager of a buyer care firm. He informed the girl that her sim card would possibly get blocked and to keep away from it, she should pay Rs 10 as ‘processing fees’.
The fraudster then messaged a hyperlink to her and requested her to open it, obtain a distant software program on her cellular phone and pay Rs 10 via her debit card. But after she downloaded the software program, almost Rs 2 lakh was transferred from her checking account.