Staff Reporter :
An on-line fraudster duped a 71-year-old man to the tune of Rs 1.96 lakh on pretext of updating Know Your Customer (KYC) information, Ajni police officials said. According to police, Anand Ramdas Palekar (71), a resident of Plot No. 31, Shree Nagar, Empress Mill Colony, received a phone call from the fraudster on Sunday at 11 am. Impersonating as a bank official, caller asked for bank account details of Anand and his wife to update KYC information. Without suspecting the motive of the caller, the aged man shared bank details with him.
Using the information, the cyber crook siphoned off hard-earned Rs 1.96 lakh from the bank accounts. An offence under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code read with Sections 66 (k) and (d) of Information Technology Act was registered by Ajni police.