2 siphon off money from B'luru woman's account, held in Delhi

2 siphon off money from B'luru woman's account, held in Delhi

The police have arrested two men in connection with a phishing case.  Dipak Kumar Pandey, 26, a native of Sant Kabir Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, and Baban Singh of Vaishali district in Bihar, were arrested in Delhi on February 17, and around 35 election identity cards, 10 SIM cards, 16 passport-size photographs of different people and 5,000 contact numbers were seized from them.

They had siphoned off Rs 1.05 lakh from Madahavi Latha, a resident of Basavanagudi.  The police said that the duo had called up Latha, introducing themselves as employees of State Bank of India and wanted her account details to update information in keeping with the Reserve Bank of India guidelines.

Latha trusted them and gave her details including her ATM card’s CVV and PIN.  The duo used the information and started ordering goods online. A one-time password (OTP) was sent to Latha's mobile phone and they asked for the password which Latha revealed to them.

‘Made online purchase’

They started siphoning off money from her account and had ordered mobile phones online, added the police.  “In the first week of February, the victim approached the police and lodged a complaint. They analysed the call records and found that the calls were made from Delhi. A team of policemen gathered information about the men and arrested them,” said a senior police officer.

“We are trying to find out how many people they had cheated and how much money they have siphoned off. A few contact numbers found in their possession belonged to people from the City,” he added.

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