Bhubaneswar: Cyber criminals have largely been using remote access applications to siphon off huge sums of money from gullible people across the country during the Covid-19 induced lockdown period.
In another such instance of online fraud, a lady teacher in the Capital City was duped to the tune of Rs 60,000 by cyber fraudsters recently. The miscreants looted her under the pretext of getting an online KYC updated.
The victim has been identified as Priyadarshini Joshi. She lodged a complaint with the Commissionerate Police Cyber Cell immediately after she lost money on June 28. However, the police are still clueless about the fraudsters.
According to reports, a fraudster called Joshi on her phone and asked her to download an app for quick support as her bank account has been blocked. She believed in the caller and downloaded the app. The fraudster then asked the unsuspecting victim to recharge his phone with Rs 10 and she did it following which the fraudster got access to her phone. He then transferred Rs 60,000 from her account in four transactions, her complaint stated.
“The fraudster persuaded me to download an app and send him a six-digit code following which he paired my phone with his device and transferred the amount from my account. I realised my mistake after my phone was paired. But, it was too late by then” rued Joshi.
According to police sources, several people across the country especially senior citizens have fallen prey to such kind of traps set by cyber fraudsters in recent times. They’ve lost lakhs of their hard-earned money from their digital wallets.