A female teacher in Bhubaneswar has allegedly been duped of Rs 60,000 by cyber fraudsters on the pretext of updating her KYC (Know Your Customer). The female has filed a complaint with the cyber cell in this regard.
The incident occurred on June 28 when the cyber fraudster contacted the woman for KYC update and asked her to download two applications on her smartphone to activate her telecom services.
Trusting the unknown caller, the woman downloaded the applications and then received a code number which she sent to the fraudster. This is when the fraudster got access to the woman’s phone and both the devices were paired.
The cyber criminal then asked the woman to recharge her phone with Rs 10. Immediately after this, the fraudster transacted Rs 60,000 from the woman’s account.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 03 July 2021, 12:49 PM IST
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