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Cyber fraud: NHRC employee duped of over Rs 14,000

Cyber fraud: NHRC employee duped of over Rs 14,000

New Delhi: An employee of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) became the latest victim of cyber fraud after an unidentified man withdrew over Rs 14,000 from his bank account. A case was registered at Kotla Mubarakpur police station and investigation in the case is going on.

The victim in the case informed the police that he is an employee with NHRC and the incident took place on November 6. The complainant alleged that at around 12.56 pm he got an SMS on his mobile phone which was related to KYC of a wallet. "On getting the message I got the impression that KYC process of my wallet account linked to my mobile number is to be completed," the complainant told police adding that he contacted on the phone number provided in the message. Later, the person (fraudster), who picked the call, informed the complainant that he was speaking from the wallet company office situated in Noida.

The complainant was told to transfer money to his wallet account which he did. The fraudster further told him that there was some problem with the transfer. The victim was told to download an application which will speed up the KYC process. He downloaded the application and got a code after downloading which he shared with the fraudster.

"While talking to that person, I could make out that whatever I was able to see on my phone screen was being watched simultaneously by him also," the complainant told the police.

Police said that during the phone call, attempts were first made to transfer Rs 49,000 from his credit card. After that Rs 13,500 was transferred from his credit card to some account through wallet transaction. Later Rs 1,000 was also transferred to another account.

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