Mumbai: Despite repeated messages by banks and RBI, customers continue to fall prey to fraudsters.
Former Team India cricketer Vinod Kambli is the latest example, being duped of Rs 1.14 lakh.
Swift action by Bandra police’s cyber team, however, helped reverse the transaction with the bank’s help.
A person, impersonating as an executive of a private bank, called Kambli on the pretext of updating his know your customer (KYC) details. The former left-handed batsman, who scored 2 Test double centuries, fell into the trap and within minutes had the money debited from his account.
Kambli then registered a complaint at Bandra police station. According to the complaint, Kambli received a call from an ‘executive’ of a private bank who said the former’s card will be deactivated if KYC details were not updated.
Kambli was asked to downloaded an app named ‘AnyDesk’, which gave the fraudster remote access to the cricketer’s phone. While he was on call, multiple transactions were conducted from his account.
As Kambli realized the caller was a dfraud, he got in touch with his CA, bank officials and police. On getting details of the account to which the money was credited, cyber police directed the bank to reverse the transaction.
“We are getting call details record and details of the bank account to which money was transferred so that the fraudster can be tracked,” said a police official.