Debit card missing, a policeman dials a toll-free number and loses 2 liters | News from Noida

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Noida: A Noida Police chief constable was allegedly defrauded of Rs 2 lakh after calling a bank’s ‘toll-free number’, obtained via a Google search, to report the loss of his debit card.
An FIR has been filed under the IT Act, police said on Saturday.
In his police complaint, Devesh Kumar Upadhyay, a resident of Sector 24, claimed he lost his debit card while accompanying his sick father to the hospital on February 15. “Without wasting time, I called the bank’s ‘toll-free number’ which I found online to have my card blocked.
After a while, the same day, the cop received a call from an unknown number. “Introducing himself as a bank officer, the caller assured me that he would block the card and asked me for personal information. The caller then made me download a mobile app to my phone,” he said.
As soon as Upadhyay downloaded the app, the caller took remote access to his phone and emptied his bank account.
“About Rs 2 lakh was misappropriated from my account in two transactions. When I asked for transaction details, the caller disconnected the call. »
Upon his complaint, an FIR under Section 66-D of the Information Technology Act was registered at the Sector 24 Police Station.
“An investigation is ongoing and a team is working to trace the accused. At the same time, we urge people not to fall prey to such a scam,” said Gyan Singh, SHO of Sector Police Station. 24.
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