Noida: Man arrested for defrauding retired soldier of Rs 6 lakh
A man was arrested by the Noida Police Computer Cell for allegedly defrauding a retired army member of nearly Rs 6 lakh by hacking his phone and accessing his bank accounts. The accused is identified as Chetan Prakash, a resident of Bikaner, police said.
The victim, a retired colonel from Noida, in the complaint filed in August, alleged he received a call from the defendant posing as a bank official. A link from an unknown number was sent to his cell phone claiming to contain a one-time password (OTP).
As soon as the link was opened, the accused had access to all of the contents of the victim’s phone, police said. The accused also obtained information about the victim’s bank accounts and allegedly transferred money to them digitally.
An FIR was initially filed against an unknown accused and it was discovered during the investigation that Chetan and a co-accused were running a call center targeting unsuspecting victims.
“The main accused has been arrested and his accomplice will also be arrested. We find out the details of other such cases. We also ask people not to open suspicious links or provide information to unknown callers, ”said Ranvijay Singh, Deputy Police Deputy Commissioner Gautam Buddh Nagar.