Amid the reeling pandemic, people are facing another problem in the name of fraud especially the online fraud. In such a case, cyber criminals duped two persons of Rs.3 lakh in the name of mobile company. First incident took place in the name of returning mobile recharge amount. As per information, Wadi resident Nagbhushan Naidu works who works in a transport company. On May 7, some unknown person called him on phone saying that he was speaking from Idea Company. He told Naidu that he would upgrade his SIM card from 3G to 4G and sent a message on Naidu’s mobile. He also told him to forward this message to him. Naidu Okayed the message and after that his SIM card was closed. As soon as the SIM card closed, the unknown person applied in the bank for internet banking facility in the name of Naidu.
Then the unknown person withdrew Rs.1.58 lakh from Naidu’s account on May 7 and Rs.60000 on May 11.On May 12 when Naidu checked his balance then he came to know the truth. He lodged complaint with the bank. In fact the accused knew the details of Naidu’s bank account. He withdrew the money as soon as his SIM card was closed. It is the SIM swap technique used by the cyber criminals. When Wadi police investigate the matter it was found that the cyber criminals from West Bengal did it.Similarly,in another case, a Gittikhadan resident named Pankaj Hore recharged the mobile of his wife.When the recharge was not done he got a customer care number from Google. He contacted on that particular number. The holder of that number told him that the money would be refunded and for this he sought debit card Paytm numbers from Pankaj.The accused sent a link to Pankaj mobile and told him to download it.As soon as Pankaj did it, a sum of 8000 was transferred.