Cyber frauds hacks e-mail ID of former B'luru DG & IGP

Cyber frauds hacks e-mail ID of former Bengaluru DG & IGP, Shankar Bidari to con his friends

One of his friends who believed that Bidari himself had sent the e-mail and transferred Rs 25,000 to the given bank account

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Unknown cyber fraudsters have impersonated former DG and IGP, Shankar M Bidari, 64 , and have conned one of his friends for the tune of Rs 25,000 citing some emergency. Bidari has filed a complaint with South-East CEN Crime police station on Friday seeking action against the fraudsters.

According to the complaint filed by Bidari, a resident of IAS colony in BTM second stage, unknown miscreants have hacked his e-mail ID and taken the contact list from his e-mail account and have sent e-mails to all their friends asking them to transfer money citing some emergency. They also gave the account number of a nationalized bank along with IFSC code. One of his friends who believed that Bidari himself had sent the e-mail and transferred Rs 25,000 to the given bank account.  

On learning about the fraud Bidari has told his friends not to transfer any money or respond to any e-mails. Based on his complaint we have taken up the case under the Information Technology Act and are making efforts to nab the fraudsters, said an investigating officer. Police suggest the public not to believe e-mails, SMS, WhatsApp or any other social media messages asking for financial help, before transferring money, people should try to reach out to their friends and get the confirmation.

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