A Doctor Was Defrauded of ₹3.7 Crore by Cybercriminals Who Posed as CBI Officers


A Doctor Was Defrauded of ₹3.7 Crore by Cybercriminals Who Posed as CBI Officers

Fraudsters appearing as CBI officers defrauded a senior resident from Sanjeevini Nursing Home in Haveri district of ₹3.7 crore, prompting a comprehensive investigation by the Police.

Haveri:  In Ranebennur, Haveri district, this startling case of cyber fraud was reported where a senior resident at Sanjeevini Nursing Home, Dr. BhimasenKarjagi, was allegedly defrauded of ₹3.7 crore by digital fraudsters who impersonated as CBI officers.

The criminals convinced Dr. Karjagi that they were involved in an ongoing investigation into money laundering in which his name was implicated, despite the fact that he transferred funds to 10 distinct accounts across multiple banks. He submitted to their demands over the course of two months, anticipating that this would absolve him of the accusations.

The fraudsters, who presented themselves as high-ranking CBI officers, deceived Dr. Karjagi into believing that his bank account was being investigated and that he was involved in a money laundering case. Dr. Karjagi was subjected to pressure and threats of criminal action by the fraudsters, as per SR Ganachari, the circle police superintendent of the Cybercrime, Economic Offences, Narcotics (CEN) police station. Consequently, he transferred the sum.

Dr. Karjagi received a telephone call from an unknown number on April 11, 2024. The caller, who identified himself as DikshitGadad, an inspector from the CBI in Mumbai, falsely informed Dr. Karjagi that a case had been lodged against NareshGoyel for money laundering and bank fraud. The fraudster claimed that Goyel had transferred funds to Dr. Karjagi’s Canara Bank account and subsequently withdrawn them, and demanded that all bank transactions be verified.

Further, Dr. Karjagi subsequently transmitted the funds to ten distinct accounts via Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) last month, which remained in effect until May 17. The Daily was informed by Ganachari that a total of Rs 3.7 crore had been transmitted to the accounts of the fraudsters. The case necessitates the assistance of technical experts, as the investigation is currently underway.

Individuals continue to be victimized by deceptive schemes, despite the Cyber Economic and Narcotics Crime Police (CEN) issuing cautions about online fraud. Ganachari further stated, “Any suspicious phone calls should be reported to the police; this will prevent financial losses.”

The objective of the ongoing investigation is to identify the perpetrators of the fraudulent transactions and apprehend them. The police encourage the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities in order to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.

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About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer who specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.


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