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Three Coimbatore residents lose Rs 12.9 lakhs to cyber fraudsters - Deets inside

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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The cybercrime police are investigating the fraudulent transfer of a total of Rs 12.93 lakh from the bank accounts of three persons which were transferred in a modern way in Coimbatore.

Unnikrishnan (51) hails from Ganapathy Mookambika, Coimbatore. He lodged a complaint with the Municipal Cyber Crime Police, saying, "I received a text message on my cell phone number on the 4th. In it, it was said that my bank account would be frozen today and I had to click on the link below to fix it. I opened that link and entered the bank account, bank card details and OTP number. In a short time, Rs 9 lakh 93 thousand 706 was withdrawn from my bank account in various instalments, ”he said.

Chandralekha, 30, of Muthusamy Colony in Selvapuram, said, "My cell phone number has been linked to my husband's bank account. Someone who spoke the day before yesterday asked me to report the OTP number that came to my cell phone number. I also said the OTP number. 2 lakh 39 thousand 980 was withdrawn from the bank account in various instalments in a short period of time, ”he said.

According to a complaint lodged by Thurairaj, 50, of Kalapatti Thirumurugan, "I received a text message asking me to update my cell phone number. I recorded the bank account, Pancard details and OTP number requested in it. In a short time, Rs 60,000 was withdrawn from the bank account, ”he said.

It was revealed that a total of Rs 12.93 lakh was swindled from the three in a modern way. The cybercrime unit of the police is investigating the case.

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