72-yr-old loses 99,500 after phone ‘hangs’ for 10 minutes

Dehradun: A 72-year-old man was allegedly duped of R 99,500 by an unidentified person on the pretext of helping him with fast ag recharge, police said on Thursday.

According to police, the complainant Vishwa Mohan Bahuguna said that the money was fraudulently transferred from his ac- count while he was trying to make payment for an online purr- chase from a popular e-commerce app. Inspector Sam Poorna- nan Variola, who is investigating the case, said that a day before the incident, Bahuguna had downloaded an app named ‘Fast ag Support’ on his mobile after speaking to the accused, who claimed to be a customer care executive of the company.

72-yr-old loses 99,500
72-yr-old loses 99,500

“Bahuguna found a number on Google while searching for a customer care contact of the fast ag company The accused asked him to update his KYC details and download the app. Following his instructions, the victim downloaded the app after which his mobile phone hung for about 30 minutes and then started working on its own. Bahuguna thought it was some technical glitch.” said Cairoli. The police officer further informed that the next day while he was making a payment on an e-commerce app by put ting the details of his debit card, the mobile phone again hung up again. “He didn’t receive any OTP for the transaction, but after 10 minutes when the mobile started working again, he got to know that there have been three transactions of a total R 99,500 from his account. A case has been registered and a probe is on to nab the accused,” he said.

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