Pune: Woman Techie Duped Of Rs 25 Lakh In Cyber Scam, Fraudsters Claimed Drugs Being Sent In Her Name

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Kothrud, 14th April 2023: A 29-year-old IT engineer from Pune was the victim of a cyber scam, losing Rs 25,61,995 to cyber thieves. The incident occurred on April 11, and a complaint has been filed at the Cyber Police Station.

According to the complainant, the fraudsters posed as police officers from Andheri police station and informed her that a parcel with 140 grams of MD (Mephedrone) was being sent from Mumbai to Taiwan in her name. They threatened to register a case against her and to prove their authenticity, they revealed the last four digits of her Aadhaar card. The accused then took confidential information about her bank account and forced her to make transactions on the pretext of verifying her account activity. Over time, the victim was tricked into transferring Rs 25,61,995 to various bank accounts under different pretexts.

The Pune cyber police station has registered a case of fraud under the Information Technology Act against the accused, identified as Aparna Krishna Iyer, Ajay Kumar Bansal, Bhansingh Rajput, police impersonators and bank account holders.

The police have urged the public to be cautious and not fall prey to such scams. They advise people to verify the authenticity of any call or message claiming to be from the police or any other government authority, and to never share confidential information such as bank account details, passwords, or OTPs with anyone. In case of any suspicious activity, people are advised to immediately contact the Cyber Police Station at police headquarters in Shivajinagar.


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