Apparently, an online fraudster on the pretext of getting his Know Your Customer (KYC) details updated with a leading private sector bank scammed him. The timely action taken by the police ensured he got back Rs 3.08 lakh.
Reportedly, the fraudster gave his name as Krishnakumar Reddy and said that he was speaking from the head branch of HSBC Bank and told the complainant that KYC of his bank account was mandatory and if not done, his account will be closed.
When Annu asked what should be done for KYC, the said mobile holder named Krishnakumar Reddy told him that he will have to give his bank account number and the OTP number received on his mobile.
He gained the trust of the complainant and obtained his HSBC bank account number and the OTP received on his mobile and told him that he was KYC of his bank.
After some time, the complainant received a call on his mobile from the customer care of HSBC Bank saying that his account had been compromised and he withdrew Rs.2,00,000 from his bank account. Said that a total of Rs 4,36,000/- has been deducted and closed his account.
The police official has now stated that, “Both the accounts have been frozen by these banks and Kapoor will get back ₹ 3.08 lakh. A case has been registered under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act provisions. fraudster.”