The South region cyber cell has arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly cheating a south Mumbai-based businessman of over ₹23 lakh.
The accused Kamran Ansari, a resident of Bihar, contacted the victim's bank in which the latter's company has a current account. The accused then asked the bank to transfer an amount on an urgent basis. The bank, after verifying the original mobile number and email of the victim, processed the transaction.
According to the police, the incident took place on August 2 when the manager of a bank in Gurgaon received a call from an unknown number. The caller posing as the account holder told the manager that his chequebook was exhausted and he has made RTGS payment urgently.
Soon, the accused shared the details of three accounts in which money was to be transferred. The fraudster sent the details on the company's letterhead and his email ID was similar to that of the victim, said police.
Since the mail was received very late when the bank was about to close, the manager transferred the money to the three given accounts.
An hour later, the victim rushed to the bank complaining to them about the fraudulent transaction. The bank officials verified the mobile number and email and realised their mistake. They immediately contacted RTGS cell asking them to stop the transaction. However, by the time, the accused had already withdrawn the money.
After the case was reported to the South region cyber cell, they tried to trace the accused with the help of his mobile numbers and bank details. However, the North region cyber cell which was also behind Ansari arrested him from Bihar. The custody was then handed over to the South region cyber cell.