Pune: Company Director Duped Of Rs 5 Lakh By Fake E-Mails

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Pune, 26th May 2022: A company has been found to be a victim of financial fraud of Rs 4 lakh 70 thousand by sending money on fake e-mails.


The director of the company has lodged a complaint at Khadki Police Station in this regard. A case of fraud has been registered against an unknown person under the Information Technology Act. The incident took place on December 21, 2021.


According to the information given by the police, the owners of the company reside in the United States. The complainant informs the owner of the day-to-day operations of the company by email.


Meanwhile, the accused took advantage of this opportunity to create a fake e-mail ID using the name of the complainant’s owner. Later, using the same mail, the accused asked the complainant to send Rs 4 lakh 70 thousand to one person’s bank account through RTGS. He had received an email in the owner’s name and thought that the owner is asking him to send the money. Accordingly, they sent money in the name of the person mentioned by the accused.


However, when he had a discussion with the owner, he said that he did not ask anyone to send such money. At that time, the director realized that a case of fraud had taken place.


He had lodged a complaint at the Cyber Police Station in this regard. A case has been registered at Khadki police station.