Hinjewadi Resident Falls Victim to Online Fraud, Loses Rs 28 Lakh to Impersonator

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Hinjewadi Resident Falls Victim to Online Fraud, Loses Rs 28 Lakh to Impersonator

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A resident of Hinjewadi was recently targeted in an online fraud scheme, losing a staggering sum of Rs 28 lakh to a fraudulent caller who cunningly manipulated trust. The Hinjewadi Police have initiated legal proceedings against the unidentified perpetrator.

The duplicitous activities transpired between the 11th and 13th of March 2024, as revealed by authorities from the Pimpri Chinchwad Police. During this period, the perpetrator, masquerading as an official from the Coal Mines Provident Fund in Dhanbad, contacted the victim. Concealing his true identity, the impostor deceitfully convinced the victim of his authenticity, purporting that his pension account required conversion to an online format.

Under the guise of assistance, the victim was instructed to share personal details, including his WhatsApp number. Subsequently, the victim was guided to execute certain actions within the SBI Yono app, ultimately resulting in the unauthorized transfer of Rs 24 lakh from one bank account. Additionally, Rs 1 lakh was siphoned from another account, with a further Rs 3 lakh extracted from yet another account. In total, the victim suffered a substantial loss amounting to Rs 28 lakh.

In response to this grievous financial deception, the victim lodged a formal complaint with the Hinjewadi Police, culminating in the filing of an FIR on the 26th of March 2024.

The Hinjewadi Police have invoked Sections 420 and 406 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), alongside Sections 66(C) and 66(D) of the IT Act, 2000, against the accused. An intensive investigation into the matter is presently underway to apprehend the perpetrator and ensure justice for the defrauded victim.

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