Ahmedabad: Vasna accountant loses Rs 71,000 in electricity bill e-fraud | Ahmedabad News – NN NEWS

Ahmedabad: Vasna accountant loses Rs 71,000 in electricity bill e-fraud | Ahmedabad News – NN NEWS

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AHMEDABAD: An accountant from Vasna on Sunday filed a complaint with police alleging that he was duped of Rs 71,000 by cybercrooks who paid Rs 71,000 using his credit card.
In his FIR with Vasna police, Parth Kayasth, 27, an accountant with in a private company near Law Garden, said the fraud took place on April 22 where bills worth Rs 31,000 and Rs 40, 250 were paid using his credit card.
According to the FIR, Kayasth received a text message on his phone from his bank with a one-time password (OTP). Before, he could inquire into the matter, someone spent money using his credit card in two different transactions.
When Kayasth inquired further, he found that two Torrent Power bills were paid using his credit card. He said he had approached cybercrime police that day and filed an application of complaint.
A month and a half later, Vasna police registered a case of cheating under the Indian Penal Code along with charges under the Information Technology Act.
This case is seen as aligned with the recent busting of a gang from Jamtara, who duped people of Rs 4 crore by paying electricity bills using credit cards.
Surat city police had on June 3 busted a well-organised nationwide cyber fraud where electricity bills worth Rs 3.67 crore was taken in cash from several customers of Torrent Power and state-run Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (DGVCL) and the bills were fraudulently paid using credit cards of customers of Mumbai-headquartered RBL Bank.

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