A Suspected Cyber Fraud of ₹15 Lakhs Happened with an Engineering Firm by Local Police

A Suspected Cyber Fraud of ₹15 Lakhs Happened with an Engineering Firm by Local Police

A Suspected Cyber Fraud of ₹15 Lakhs Happened with an Engineering Firm by Local Police

The Police of Pimpri Chinchwad is investigating a suspected cyber attack that contains a total forger of ₹15 Lakhs in which around six transactions were made containing a sum of ₹7.5 lakhs were forged with the starting four transactions to an anonymous bank account.  Later, two more transactions were made to the same suspicious bank account with a sum of ₹ 7.5 lakhs resulting in a total loss of ₹15 Lakhs.

In Pimpri Chinchwad – a local city of Pune, Maharashtra, an FIR was lodged at Bhosari MIDC police station on Saturday by a senior office official of the Engineering firm between June 30 to July 1, 2022, that elaborated the whole scenario of money loss with 6 unwanted illegal transactions to a suspicious bank account from the official company bank account located at some Bhosari-based bank branch of a private bank.

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Moreover, the local police of Pimpri Chinchwad are duly investigating the case on the grounds of suspicion of cyber attacks after the siphoning of ₹15 lakhs from the engineering company’s bank account in less than 5 hours just after a beneficiary was cheating added a launched the so-called 6 number of transactions to a target bank account.

According to the FIR details, a Police Officer functioning on the case at Bhosari MIDC Police Station said, “ Cyber Fraud of ₹15 lakhs were siphoned off from the account in six transfers.  The Primary probe suggests that the cyber-criminals fraudulently added a beneficiary to the account and also raised the transaction limit from Rs two lakh. We suspect the cyber criminals to have executed the attack by way of hacking, possibly by cloning the SIM card linked to the bank account.”

Moreover, the officer further added, “We have launched a probe into various aspects of the case, including the bank account used by the culprits. We are communicating with the bank for the purpose of investigation.”

According to the FIR filed at a Bhosari MIDC Police Station, between 8 pm on June 30 and 12.30 am on July 1, around 6 transactions were launched from the engineering firm’s official bank account siphoning a sum of ₹15 Lakhs.

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