Gurugram: KYC (know your consumer) is turning into a potent device for cyber conmen to dupe individuals as of late. Newest within the collection of such crimes has been the criticism by the final supervisor of Atmosphere Mall to the cyber crime cell of the Gurugram Police on Tuesday.
He alleged that somebody posing as Paytm worker swindled him of Rs 1.85 lakh within the identify of updating KYC.
“I obtained a random name few days in the past from an individual who launched himself as an worker of Paytm. He mentioned the KYC of my Paytm account was not up to date and therefore I couldn’t do any transaction. The caller recommended on-line updation by following his directions on cell phone,” mentioned Arvind Kapoor, common supervisor of Atmosphere Mall.
After finishing the KYC updating procedures, the caller requested to test if the KYC was up to date or not. “I made three transactions of Rs 1, Rs 10 and Rs 1 to test my OBC saving account and two bank cards of Normal Chartered and American Specific. I obtained 3 OTPs on my telephone and inside few seconds Rs 1.85 lakh had gone out of my accounts, Kapoor mentioned.
“Following transactions, I repeatedly known as that telephone quantity but it surely was switched off. Even I contacted Paytm head workplace, however with none optimistic response,” Kapoor, a resident of West Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh, mentioned.
Throughout the preliminary investigation by the cyber cell, Kapoor’s declare was discovered true, mentioned Subhash Bokan, PRO of the Gurugram Police. An FIR had been registered towards unknown individual below the IT Act, he added.
“Officers try to find IP deal with of accused to crack the case,” mentioned Bokan.