A youth from Odisha found amount of Rs 4.5 lakh go missing from his bank account in no time as soon as he tried to update his PAN account as suggested through a mobile message.
Identifying himself a Delhi-based IPS officer, he told Benudhar that he had kept the nude video call recording of him with the girl.
A cyber thug had lured the woman as a 'prospective groom' from New York on a matrimonial site.
"Never enter the UPI PIN to receive money,” the Odisha Police said while sharing the ‘UPI safety shied’.
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From the preliminary investigation it is found to be a case of suicide, sources in police said, adding that Mishra has transferred over Rs 25 lakh to different people belonging to Rajasthan and West Bengal through UPI payment gateways in the last two months.
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When Nayak recharged Rs1, Rs 38,000 got disappeared from his account immediately.
Earlier, similar messages were sent to people from a fake profile of Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary P K Jena.
The accused reportedly misrepresented herself as an Odia girl from Balasore pursuing a medical course in California.
The cyber crooks sent a link to Mohanty and asked him to register himself in order to avail the AC repair service. No sooner, he registered himself via the link, a total amount of Rs 92000 that was in his bank account vanished automatically.
Several residents in Odisha’s Capital city of Bhubaneswar lost over Rs 1.39 crore to cyber fraudsters in February this year, informed the Bhubaneswar Police on Thursday.
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The trio confessed to have cheated one Saroj Dash (45) of Rs 2 lakh and distributed the amount among themselves.