A 31-year-old man was arrested from Bihar for allegedly dishonest an individual on the pretext of validating Know Your Customer (KYC) particulars and siphoning Rs 4 lakh off two financial institution accounts, the police stated in the present day.
According to the police, a lady lodged a criticism stating her father, with whom she holds a joint checking account, acquired an SMS on March 3 asking for the updation of KYC particulars.
On calling the given quantity, an individual launched himself as a financial institution government and supplied to assist with the KYC updation, the complainant alleged.
As quickly as the lady’s father gave his credentials, he bought a message that his web banking password has been modified, a senior police officer stated.
The complainant rushed to the financial institution and narrated the incident however 4 transactions had been executed within the joint account and one other particular person account held by the lady, he stated, including that Rs 4 lakh was siphoned off.
“During the investigation, the police found that the alleged persons were from Bihar and Jharkhand. On Sunday, they conducted raids and arrested Santosh Kumar of Bhagalpur,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur stated.
Interrogation revealed that he learnt the right way to cheat individuals by getting their banking credentials from an individual recognized as Ramu, the DCP stated.
Efforts are being made to arrest his associates, the police stated.
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