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Cyber Crime: ‘had Teenager Gone To Cops, Lost Money Could Be Recovered’ | Mumbai News | #cybercrime | #computerhacker


Mumbai: A teenager from Nalasopara has ended his life after losing Rs 2 lakh inadvertently while playing games on his mother’s mobile. Fearing that he would be reprimanded, he did not inform him parents about the loss. His mother was unaware of the text message that had been received from the bank about the cash withdrawal, police said.After the boy allegedly consumed pesticide, he started frothing at the mouth. His mother and a few of their neighbours rushed the teenager to a private hospital in the locality where he died during treatment.As no suicide note had been found, police said they are investigating the possibility of a cyber fraud. They have taken custody of the cellphone for examination, according to officials. The hospital where the teenager had been admitted reported the matter to Achole police station where an accidental death case was registered. The case has now been transferred to Pelhar police station which has jurisdiction over the locality where the teenager lived with his parents and younger brother.Police said that the teenager was probably unaware that if the crime had been reported to the cyber crime cell within 24 hours, chances of recovering the lost amount were high. In such cases, cyber crime officials contact the bank where the money has been transferred and they get the bank account of the accused frozen.Over the last few months, cyber crime police of Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar commissionerate have recovered entire sums lost in online frauds. Recently, a Bhayander resident lost Rs 3.84 lakh to a work-from-home fraud. He approached Utan police, who helped retrieve the entire amount.The govt has launched the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) for the public to report cyber crimes. The cell has a toll-free helpline number (1930) for help in lodging online cyber complaints.

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