bidari: Ex-Karnataka DGP Shankar M Bidari loses Rs 89,000 to cybercrooks | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Former director general and inspector general of police (DG&IGP) Shankar M Bidari has been cheated of Rs 89,000 by online fraudsters.
Southeast CEN Crime police have registered a case of cheating and cybercrime against unknown miscreants based on a complaint filed by Bidari on October 11.
The case has been registered under sections 66C (punishment for identity theft) and 66D (punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resources) under Information Technology Act and IPC section 420 (cheating) against the suspects.
Bidari stated that he had received a message on his mobile phone saying his PAN number needs to be updated and that his bank account will be blocked immediately if he failed to do so.
Bidari also received a call from an unknown person, who introduced himself as a representative of the customer care unit of the bank and convinced him that the PAN details have to be updated.
The fraudster told him to reveal the One Time Password (OTP) sent on his mobile number and Bidari did so.
The former cop learnt that he was cheated when he received a message from his bank about deduction of money. The cybercrooks siphoned off Rs 89,000 from his account.

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