Noida: Golf City resident loses Rs 7 lakh over scam phone call; case filed

By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Jan 02, 2019

A troubled resident of Golf City, a high-rise society in Sector 75, got an FIR registered in which he mentioned that Rs 7 lakh was withdrawn from his bank account following a random phone call. The victim further alleged the police are yet to begin the probe.

According to police, the victim has been identified as Manoj Kumar and he works as a software engineer in HCL, Noida. 

As per the complaint, Manoj took a loan from the ICICI bank and bought a flat in the society a few months ago. He was supposed to pay Rs 10 lakh to the bank as loan amount, out of which, Rs 7 lakh was withdrawn from his account.

The FIR copy further stated, “On December 7, Manoj received a phone call. The caller introduced himself as the security manager of the ICICI Bank and confirmed the details related to the bank account with Manoj. The caller asked several questions and as soon as he gathered all the information, the phone call was disconnected. Following this, Manoj received a message on his phone stating that Rs 7 lakh had been withdrawn from his account. He immediately gave a call on his bank number and blocked his card and account.”

When City Spidey contacted the SHO of Sector 49 police station, Girija Shankar Tripathi, and asked about their future course of action, he assured, “An FIR has already been registered by the police team under IPC Section of 420 (Fraud) and IT Act. Besides, our team is taking help of the cyber crime cell to solve the case.”

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