DGP conned by cyber thieves: Rs 2 lakh extracted from his account

1:30 PM, Friday, October 19th, 2018

police-kBengaluru: The city police of the state’s capital, who have been creating awareness among the public with regards to online fraud, ironically have been conned by the cyber tricksters. Ashit Mohan Prasad, DGP of state internal security department, lost Rs 2 lakh after he was conned by the cyber conmen.

The DGP A M Prasad has two bank accounts, one in Richmond Town branch of SBI and one in Cauvery Bhavan branch of Canara Bank respectively. On October 15th around 3pm, a person who called the mobile of DGP introducing himself as the bank official and advised the DGP to renew his debit card as its period is getting over. As a result, Mr Prasad unwittingly shared his debit card details of one bank with the caller. On the caller’s further persuasion, the DGP also disclosed the details of his second debit card belonging to the other bank.

Minutes after the caller ended his call with the DGP, Rs 1 lakh each from both his accounts was siphoned off. Mr Prasad who came to know about this, blocked both the debit cards through his cellphone. He later reported this incident to the Cyber Crime police station.

“It is true that I received a call when I was on emergency duty of Dasara festival. As the caller said that my debit card validity is getting over, I shared the details of my card. Before I realized that I have been taken for a ride, the fraudsters had siphoned off money from my account,” said A M Prasad, DGP, state internal security department.

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