Cyber cheat held in Jharkhand, brought to city

Hyderabad: The CCS Cyber Crime Police have arrested one Mahendra Kumar Mandal of Jharkhand State for fraudulently cheating bank customers by withdrawing their money after securing the victims’ bank details.

The police stated they received a complaint from Ch. Shankar of Bowenpally, Secunderabad, stating that he has an SB A/c at Andhra Bank, Koti, and on December 29th he received a phone call from the accused, who identified himself as manager of Andhra Bank and asked him his debit card number for issuing a new card as it was going to expire. The complainant stated he believed the caller and disclosed his debit card number and other details. On the same evening, the victim received many messages regarding amounts debited from his account through Net Banking/Mobile Banking and IMPS. On December 31st, the complainant went to the bank and came to know that a total amount of Rs 169,000 was debited from his account through IMPS.

The police registered a case and took up investigation. They secured details of accounts wherein money got transferred fraudulently, CDRs of the mobile phone used in the offence were analyzed and collected the related details of shopping visuals and contact number and so on. The police detected that the fraudsters are from Karamatand village of Jamatara district of Jharkhand. A police team visited the place and arrested the accused and brought him to city. The cops also recovered Rs 2,900 in cash, four mobile phones, an ATM card from the accused.

-NSS

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