Dr Uday Bodhankar a well known paediatrician filed a complaint with the cyber cell in the city over a fake email-id. According to reports, Cyber criminals in United States of America (USA) made a fake email-id of Dr Bodhankar and tried to dupe several doctors across various countries in the world.
Dr Bodhankar is an office bearer of an international health committee called COMHAD which has several doctors from the globe associated. A cyber criminal made a fake email-id in the name of Dr Bodhankar and sent an email to all the doctors in the committee. Through the mail, the accused asked for financial support citing ill-health.
Following this, Dr Rajaram Bagdala sent 1,000 dollars while a lady doctor from Australia called the number mentioned and enquired about the matter.
The accused spoke in appropriately with the lady doctor after which she informed the committee administration about the same. She also contacted Dr Bodhankar and told him about the whole scenario.
Meanwhile, the committee’s international chair man Dr Yashwant Patil and other office-bearers also looked into the matter and it came to the fore that a cyber criminal had been carrying out the activities using Dr Bodhankar’s name. An account was also opened in Phillipines for receiving the amount.
Dr Bodhankar after com ing to know about the whole scenario, contacted the city police and the cyber cell and filed a complaint with them.