Pune: Banker Loses Rs 3.7 Lakhs To Thieves In Sextortion Case

Hinjawadi police station
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Pune, 5th September 2022: On August 27, a 54-year-old banker from Hinjawadi responded to a message on his cellphone by saying, “Hi,” oblivious to the trouble he was about to get into.

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He answered a video call that came in shortly after that. However, the caller hung up, ending the conversation. A short while later, the Yerwada-based MNC banker received an altered copy of his own pornographic film along with the phrase “Viral or Delete and Rs 11,500.”


Another message informed him that he would be required to pay the fee for removing the clip.


“In a fit of panic, the banker transferred the money to a UPI account provided by the crook,” a Hinjawadi police official said. In the hopes that the video would be removed, he also sent the transaction receipt. He then received a message demanding an additional $21,000, and after receiving other threatening texts, he blocked the number and immediately reported the incident to a cyber portal, the officer stated.

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The banker was pointed in the right direction by a caller who identified himself as “Vikram Rathod from New Delhi cyber cell” two days later, on August 29. The banker transferred a total of Rs 3.74 lakh to a number of people before admitting he had been deceived.