Woman loses Rs 8.30 lakh to cyber fraudsters after online purchase in Maharashtra | Thane News


THANE: A 70-year-old woman in Maharashtra‘s Thane district lost Rs 8.30 lakh in a case of cyber fraud, a police official said on Monday.
The Mira Road resident had purchased six towels online and Rs 19,005 was debited from her account instead of Rs 1,169, after which she called her bank, the official said.
“Soon, a man called her up claiming to be from the bank and asked her to download an app for the refund. After she downloaded the app, a sum of Rs 1lakh was debited from her account. By the time she reached the police station, she had lost Rs 8.30 lakh in further withdrawals,” he said.
“The money has gone into the account of an Uttar Pradesh resident. A case has been registered against unidentified persons. Further probe is underway,” the MBVV police’s cyber cell official added.
(With PTI inputs)


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