Pune: Policenama online – Pune Cyber Crime News | In a shocking incident in Pune a 25-year-old woman and her mother were duped by the cyber thugs of Rs 53.63 lakh. The cyber thugs called the woman and her mother and said that narcotics were found in a parcel sent from Mumbai to Taiwan which is on their name. The woman received a call from an unknown number saying that she was speaking from the courier office and he said that your parcel is stuck in Mumbai as the parcel sent by you contains drugs. (Pune Cyber Crime News)
According to the police, ” The complainant was contacted by an unknown person on July 5 . The Skype account holder with a similar Skype profile name pretended to be a FedEx company and also claimed to be from Mumbai Anti-Narcotics department. The cyber thugs also asked to verify the bank account of the complainant and her family to avoid taking action in this matter by saying that a parcel has been sent from Mumbai to Taiwan in the name of the 25-year-old woman. Accordingly, the mother of the complainant was asked to transfer Rs 53.63 lakh online. We have registered a case against the unknown mobile phone holder, Skype profile holder and Punjab National Bank account holder in the cyber police station under the Information Technology (IT) Act. Cyber police station police inspector Chandrasekhar Sawant is further investigating the case.”
Police appealed citizens to beware of cyber thugs and keep the below point in mind
1) No need to panic if you have not sent the parcel.
2)If you receive such a call, first report it to the police.
3) Do not download any application.
4) Do not click on any click.
Where to report fraud?
If the cyber fraud is within 2.5 lakh a complaint can be lodged at the police station in the area. If the amount spent in cyber fraud is more than 2.5 lakh then a complaint can be lodged at the cyber police station in Shivajinagar. Complaints can also be registered by calling the mobile number 7058719371/7058719375. Complaints can also be lodged by email at [email protected]
Join our Telegram, facebook page and Twitter for every update