2 swindlers held for duping Chandigarh woman of Rs 11.93 lakh

Used to cheat people posing as bank customer care executives

2 swindlers held for duping Chandigarh woman of Rs 11.93 lakh

The suspects in custody of the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11

The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of the UT police has arrested two swindlers, who had duped a city resident of Rs11.93 lakh by siphoning off money from her bank account. The suspects hail from Jamtara district of Jharkhand, infamous as hub of cyber crime in India.

The victim, Sunita Dewan, a resident of Sector 23, had lodged a police complaint stating that she was not receiving SMS alerts after withdrawing money, following which she searched the customer care number of PNB on Google.

The police said the complainant soon started receiving several calls claiming they were calling from PNB customer care and offered assistance to the victim.

Considering the calls to be genuine, the victim shared the details of her ATM card, PIN and OTP received on her mobile phone. She later found that a sum of Rs11.93 lakh was transferred from her bank account. A case in this regard was registered in December last year.

During investigation, a team, led by Inspector Devinder Singh, in-charge of the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, arrested the suspects, Shabudeen Ansari Hamid Miya and Sarif Ansari, both natives of Jamtara district, on April 7. The duo had been brought to Chandigarh on transit remand.

The police said a swipe machine, three mobile phones, a Paytm debit card and a DTH connection had been recovered from the suspects.

The police stated that the suspects had cheated a number of people across the country posing as bank customer care executives.

Sharing ATM card details, PIN, OTP costs her dear

Considering the calls to be genuine, the victim shared the details of her ATM card, PIN and OTP received on her mobile phone. She later found that a sum of Rs11.93 lakh was transferred from her bank account. A case in this regard was registered in December last year.

The recoveries

The police said a swipe machine, three mobile phones, a Paytm debit card and a DTH connection had been recovered from the suspects. The police stated that the suspects had cheated a number of people across the country posing as bank customer care executives.

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