An unidentified fraudster allegedly withdrew Rs 9.53 lakh from a 53-year-old man’s bank account after asking him to download an app on his mobile phone and share confidential information in Maharashtra, police said on Monday. The victim, a resident of Badlapur area who worked in a private company after retiring from the Navy, informed the police that as his mobile application from a nationalized bank was not working, he contacted his customer service and informed of the issue on January 23.
He then received a call from a person posing as a customer service cell manager and asked him to download the “AnyDesk” application, an official from the police station in Badlapur (West) said. The caller gave the man some instructions and also asked for his bank account information. Later, he told the man that his username and password had been changed and he could use the app.
However, on January 24, the man received a message from the bank stating that his registered mobile number for the account had been changed. The man was surprised and when he went to the bank to inquire, he was informed that a sum of Rs 9,53,363 had been transferred from his account to another account, the official said. . The victim later filed a complaint with the police. Police on Sunday registered a case against the unidentified culprit under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (cheating) and provisions of the Information Technology Act, the official added.