A cyber thief impersonating a call centre employee stole more than Rs 1.01 lakh from two bank accounts of a middle-aged man by convincing him to download an app on his phone.
Shashikant Parasnath Tiwari, 46, of Plot No. 88, Hariom Society, Dattawadi, wanted to transfer Rs 3,000 into his wife’s bank account.
As the SBI’s Yono App was not working properly in his cellphone, he searched the phone number on the Internet and contacted the call centre on January 24. Posing as a call centre employee, the cyber trickster asked Tiwari to download AnyDesk
After he downloaded the application, the fraudster procured the password and siphoned off Rs 1,01,480 from his two bank accounts.
Following Tiwari’s complaint, Wadi Police registered a case under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 66(b) of Information Technology Act, and started the probe.