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Saswat Singhdeo

Cuttack: In yet another case of cyber crime, a resident of CDA area in Cuttack lost Rs 30,000 after falling prey to a spam telephone call. The victim, Sanjay Mahakud, claims he lost the amount after following the instructions on the phone given by the person who identified himself as an employee of a financial services company.

According to Mahakud, he received a phone call while he was on his way to Kuakhia from Cuttack in a car. The miscreant told him to download two mobile phone applications to activate his EMI card. Following all the instructions, Mahakud downloaded the apps and gave some important details about the card to the miscreant.

Subsequently, Rs 10,000 was debited three times in just three minutes from his bank account.

"The person introduced himself as a representative of Bajaj Finserv and told me that my blocked EMI card can be unblocked. He said that it was the last date to avail an offer for re-activation of the card and enhancement of credit limit. Within three minutes, I lost Rs 30,000," said Mahakud.

Later, after realising that he was duped, Mahakud contacted bank officials who blocked the bank account.

Recently, there have been multiple cases of people losing their money through fraudulent online activities especially in payment wallets. Recently, a youth from Kalahandi district committed suicide at Titlagarh Railway Station after losing Rs 70,000 in an online fraud.

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