Online fraud: couple loses Rs 6.2L: La Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Amritsar, December 8

In another incident, a couple lost over Rs6 lakh in online fraud. Interestingly, their cell phone number and account password have changed online without their knowledge.

The couple had gone to the bank to transfer money to their bank accounts after a fixed deposit had matured. The incident happened in September and victims Asha Arora and her husband Vijay Arora continued to shop around the bank before approaching the police for justice and FIR registration.

Following a preliminary investigation, the police detained Saroj and Anamika from Uttar Pradesh into whose accounts the money was transferred. Police said efforts were being made to catch the suspects.

The victims said that after going to the bank to transfer the money to their account, bank officials said it would take a few days. They said they were shocked to learn that their amount had been transferred to two other accounts in 11 transactions. They immediately approached the bank but denied the immediate stay, saying it was the customers’ fault.

Disturbed, they filed a complaint with the police. During investigations, it was revealed that after the couple filed for a money transfer request, their cell phone number and email id changed through the bank’s online banking services. Therefore, they did not receive any messages.

The police registered a case of fraud and under the computer law while launching a new investigation.

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