Gurugram Businessman Victim To OTP Theft Loses 60k

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Gurugram: A Businessman from Gurugram loses money from his bank account after following instructions received by a con-man impersonating as an Income Tax department official. Police are probing the case.

According to the details, on Wednesday Harish Chander, a businessman from the city got a call from an unknown number. The person on the other side introduced himself as an Income Tax department official. The imposter made him believe that if a mobile application is installed then he can easily conduct his financial transactions. After following the instructions the victim received a One Time Password(OTP), apparently, this was even sent to another phone number. Later he received a message that Rs 60,000 has been drawn from his account. Harish in panicked and called the bank realising that he has been duped, and as the phone was hacked he lost money. Then the bank officials declared their helplessness on the issue. The victim approached the police and filed a complaint.

Talking over the incident International College For Security Studies Director Raj Singh Nehru said that incidents of hackers sending link are on the rise. He added that on the surface level it seems like a single link, but it has 100 other links attached to it making it a hacking playground. He warned that the hackers will retrieve key personal information along with the financial transactions. He has requested to keep away from such links and suggested that if in doubt, to visit the concerned department's web portal.

Also Read: OTP Theft: How to Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime Fraudsters?

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