BENGALURU: 2 persons lost enormous sums of cash to internet fraudsters while attempting to upgrade know your client (KYC) particulars of the Paytm digital wallet on July 7. They registered separate cases against the miscrean ts on July 9.
Sudham (name changed), 31, by RMV 2nd Period stated that he had been cheated of Rs 5.2 lakh.
“He also received a call from an unidentified amount along with the caller introduced himself as Suneel Kumar, a representative of Paytm. Kumar told Sudham he had called to upgrade his KYC. Sudham thought him provided his bank particulars in response to a message he’d received. In a couple of minutes, the miscreants siphoned off Rs 5.2 lakh from his bank accounts,” a police officer said.
North CEN crime authorities have filed a case against unidentified persons under IPC sections 419 (punishment for juvenile by personation) and 420 (adulterous ) and different segments under the Information Technology Act.
Rs 3 lakh obtained after SIM swap
Cyber offenders, who introduced as agents of Paytm, approached 60-year old Lakshmikant (name changed) to upgrade his KYC. Afterwards, they redeemed cellular SIM of their sufferer and siphoned off Rs 3 lakh out of his bank accounts. West CEN crime authorities have taken a case against three individuals appointed by Lakshmikant on July 9.
“I got a call from an unidentified amount along with the caller introduced himself as Rahul out of Paytm’s KYC branch. He along with his two partners contacted me on telephone again and emails between 8pm and 10pm June 8. They siphoned off cash from my bank account after shifting my SIM,” Lakshmikant alleged.