Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Kashmir man loses Rs 5.45 lakh while trying to cancel ticket: Cyber police unearths ‘AnyDesk’ fraud

Srinagar: The Cyber Police Kashmir on Monday unearthed a major online fraud and retrieved money which was fraudulently swindled through the AnyDesk application.

According to the details, the Cyber Police Kashmir Zone received a complaint from a person belonging to North Kashmir’s Baramulla district stating that while trying to cancel an air ticket, he lost his entire savings after dialling an Indigo Airlines call centre number that he found while searching on Google which turned out to be fake.
“He immediately received a call and was told that the refund amount could be transferred immediately via Google Pay and for this he would have to download a mobile application called AnyDesk on his cellphone. After following the directions, all the money in his bank account, amounting to Rs 5,45,000, got debited within minutes,” the police said.

The Cyber Police said that on the directions of SP, Cyber Police, Tahir Ashraf, the Financial Fraud Team of the Srinagar cell swiftly acted on the complaint.

After strenuous efforts, the Cyber Police team traced the UPI transaction details which were made by the fraudsters in 14 different transactions amounting to Rs 5,45,000.

“The fraudsters transferred the said amount through CC Avenue and PayTm Gateways that was further settled to one US based company, Melot Technologies Pvt Ltd. The matter was taken up with the said merchant and the fraudulent transactions were blocked for further use. Thereby an amount of Rs 5,45,000 was recovered and a refund process was initiated to the complainant’s source account,” the Cyber Police said.
29/07/20 Kashmir
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