Mumbai Woman Loses Rs. 6.9 Lakh in Cyber ​​Fraud After Responding to Fake Unpaid Electricity Bill Message

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A 65-year-old Mumbai lady turned a sufferer of cyber fraud amounting to Rs. 6,91,859 after she responded to a pretend message of an overdue electrical energy invoice.

The sufferer, a resident of Mumbai’s Andheri space, obtained a message on her husband’s cellphone about an unpaid electrical energy invoice. It additional mentioned that the electrical energy connection might be disconnected if the invoice stays unpaid. A cellphone quantity was additionally offered within the message.

The sufferer known as on the talked about quantity. An unknown particular person picked up the decision and recognized himself as an worker of the Adani Electrical energy workplace and requested the sufferer to obtain the app ‘Workforce viewer fast help’.

After some time the sufferer receives three messages relating to the transaction of Rs. 4,62,959, Rs. 1,39,900 and Rs. 89,000. A complete of Rs. 6,91,859 was debited from her account.

The SBI Fraud Administration group contacted the sufferer and requested concerning the latest transaction on which she refused the transaction from her aspect.

The sufferer filed an FIR at Andheri Police station. Police have registered a case in opposition to an unknown particular person underneath sections 420,66(C) and 66(D) of IPC.

She reached the Andheri Police Station alongside along with her daughter and registered an FIR relating to the fraud.

Additional particulars are awaited.

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