Gurgaon: 60-year-old woman duped of Rs 50k; FIR registered
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Gurgaon: 60-year-old woman duped of Rs 50k; FIR registered

A man, posing himself as a bank official, duped a 60-year-old woman of Rs 50,000.

Gurgaon: 60-year-old woman duped of Rs 50k; FIR registered

The police on Friday informed that a 60-year-old woman was allegedly duped of Rs 50,000 by few men who presented themselves as bank officials. The FIR was registered under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 56 police station.

A resident of Sector 57, Suresh Rani, had filed the complaint at the cyber cell in April this year. The station house officer of Sector 56, Narender Khatana, informed that the incident happened in April. He added that the FIR was registered recently.

Rani mentioned in the complaint that a man presented himself as an employee of a bank over the phone and said that her debit card was going to get cancelled. She said that the man asked for the debit card number and OTP and then Rs 50,000 was debited from her account.

The station house officer of the cyber police station, Anand Kumar Yadav, said “The cases of people posing as bank officials and duping people is very common. We receive 15-20 complaints every week.”

Apart from this, people presenting themselves as employees of an e-wallet company had duped a 30-year-old supervisor at an automobile company. He was duped of Rs 64,600.

The complaint was filed by Rameshwar Kumar. Kumar said, “I had spoken to an executive of an e-wallet company on the helpline. The executive asked about his bank details and OTP. Then, Rs 64,600 was transferred from his account.”

He added that he took the helpline number from the internet. So far, no one has been arrested in both the cases.