Mumbai: 28-year-old cop tries to cancel air ticket, duped of Rs 94,990

A Railway Police Safety (RPF) constable was duped of Rs 94,990 by a cyber fraudster who impersonated a personal airline official and tricked him into transferring the quantity on the pretext of serving to him cancel an air ticket.

As realisation dawned, the constable rushed to his financial institution to freeze the switch solely to search out the cash had been immediately spent on on-line buying.

In response to the Mumbai Central GRP, the 28-year-old constable used a journey reserving app on Might 10 to e-book an air ticket to New Delhi for Might 12. Nevertheless, later within the day, he discovered that whereas he had booked a 1.50 pm flight, the timing was 7.05 pm within the ticket. He, due to this fact, he determined to cancel the ticket.

He went on Google and looked for the shopper care variety of the non-public airline. Little did he know that a number of cyber fraudsters give their very own numbers as buyer care numbers for banks, buying portals and journey businesses amongst others.

The constable known as the quantity. It was answered by an individual who stated his criticism could be addressed. Inside minutes, he acquired a cellphone name from one other quantity with the caller figuring out himself as an official from the refund division of the airline.

The constable was requested to obtain Anydesk app, a desktop software that permits distant entry to a cellular or laptop. Inside minutes of putting in and giving entry to the caller, the constable discovered his account had been vacuumed of Rs 94,990 in seven transactions.

“I rushed to the financial institution inside half an hour however the fraudster had already spent the cash on on-line buying at Flipkart and different three portals,” the constable stated, requesting anonymity.

An FIR has been registered on Thursday underneath IPC and IT Act.

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