Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Angul police on Thursday arrested a cyber fraudster from Jamtara area in the neighbouring state Jharkhand on charges of duping Bandhan Bank’s branch manager to the tune of lakhs of rupees.

Angul police is bringing the fraudster to Odisha after nabbing him with the help of the Jamtara Crime Branch. Police have also seized Rs 1 lakh from another fraudster.

Notably, the fraudster had duped the branch manager lakhs of rupees by impersonating him as an official of a mobile phone service providing company.

As per reports, the bank official got a phone call from the fraudster some days back. Impersonating him as an official of a mobile phone service-providing company, the fraudster asked the bank official to change his SIM card from 4G to 5G. After convincing him about the plan, the fraudster sent a link to the bank official’s phone and asked him to share the link on a given number. The bank official followed the instruction of the fraudster. However, to his utter dismay and shock, he found that money getting debited from his account in different phases.

He filed an FIR about the incident in Angul police station following which an investigation was launched into the incident. Eventually, the fraudster was arrested.

Notably, Jamtara is considered to be the hub of cybercrime. Cyber frauds from this place often make everyone from common to high-profile people their victims.

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