A 31-year-old man was arrested from Bihar for allegedly dishonest an individual on the pretext of validating Know Your Buyer (KYC) particulars and siphoning Rs 4 lakh off two financial institution accounts, the police mentioned immediately.
In keeping with the police, a girl lodged a grievance stating her father, with whom she holds a joint checking account, acquired an SMS on March 3 asking for the updation of KYC particulars.
On calling the given quantity, an individual launched himself as a financial institution govt and provided to assist with the KYC updation, the complainant alleged.
As quickly as the girl’s father gave his credentials, he received a message that his web banking password has been modified, a senior police officer mentioned.
The complainant rushed to the financial institution and narrated the incident however 4 transactions had been executed within the joint account and one other particular person account held by the girl, he mentioned, including that Rs 4 lakh was siphoned off.
“Throughout the investigation, the police discovered that the alleged individuals had been from Bihar and Jharkhand. On Sunday, they carried out raids and arrested Santosh Kumar of Bhagalpur,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned.
Interrogation revealed that he learnt the best way to cheat individuals by getting their banking credentials from an individual recognized as Ramu, the DCP mentioned.
Efforts are being made to arrest his associates, the police mentioned.