Guwahati Resident Caught in Cyber Fraud, Duped of Rs 21,000. In a scam that took place on Thursday, June 10. A resident of Guwahati is defraud of Rs 21,000 on the pretense of updating Know Your Customer (KYC) information online.
The individual, who gets caught on the condition of anonymity, says that he was urged to download a bogus program. That allows the hackers to get their personal information. “I received a message from a phone number requesting that I complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) verification process for my new Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) sim card. My KYC was updated, and I was instructed to download an app called “Quick Support” in order to complete the procedure. Later, the hackers gained access to my phone as well as my bank account information. And they took Rs 21,000 from my account without my permission “He went into further detail.
The event was verified by Prafulla Kumar Das, Officer in Charge (OC) of Dispur Police Station (PS). He also says that numerous such incidents involving cybercrime have been recorded lately from Guwahati.
Das, said, “We are receiving a large number of instances involving cyber fraud. It is vitally vital that consumers do not give out personal banking information. Such as account numbers, CVVs (Card Verification Values), and OTPs (One-Time Passwords), to anybody without their express permission. The majority of cyber hackers are not even from the local area, and their identities are impossible to track. We have spoken with the relevant financial institutions.”
Meanwhile, the individual has filed an FIR with the Dispur Police Station, where an inquiry is now ongoing.