Bank account hackers steal Rs 33.42L on behalf of KYC

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): State Cyber ​​Police on Thursday arrested a man who committed cyber fraud of Rs 33.42 lakh with several people in the name of updating KYC of their respective bank accounts.

Cyber ​​Police officials said the accused Harish Das, 26, from Jharkhand was tracked down and arrested in Tonpchachi village. The accused and his accomplices had purchased a series of BSNL mobile numbers for Rs 2,000 each which they used for the crime.

modus operandi of the accused

Officials said the defendants sent joint messages to multiple cellphone numbers in which they mentioned that the individuals’ account would be deactivated if they did not update their KYC. They also shared their mobile number in the post and asked people to contact that number to complete their KYC.

“Some people who are unaware of cybercrime and cyberfraud contacted the accused. They asked them to share their Aadhaar number and other document details to complete the KYC process. The victims received an OTP on their cell phone numbers which was then taken by the accused. Through this cell phone number, the accused gained access to people’s bank accounts. »

The accused committed fraud in three ways

The defendants, after gaining access to their target’s bank account, checked the bank balance. If the bank balance was low, they used the account for the transaction of fraudulent money from other accounts. If the person had a good bank balance, he would transfer that amount to other bank accounts which he bought for Rs 8,000. If the victim had a fixed deposit (FD), he took loans online against that amount and deceived the person.

bank account hack

The accused also changed the default number linked to the person’s bank account and linked it to the BSNL number they had purchased in bulk. This was done in the first part of the fraud and then the monetary fraud followed.

Cops are looking for gang members

The state cyber police, after arresting Harish, began searching for the other defendants involved in the case.

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Posted: Thursday March 3rd 2022, 9:27 PM IST

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