Bengaluru: The city cyber crime police have registered a complaint against unknown miscreants who syphoned off Rs. 2 lakh from the bank account of a DGP level officer of the state.
According to sources, AM Prasad, DGP-internal security is the officer who lost his money. On Monday, October 15, the scammers called Prasad and asked for his debit card details, saying that his card will expire soon. Prasad shared the details and within minutes, the fraudsters transferred money out of his bank account. Prasad then blocked his card and lodged a complaint with the police.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident. Interestingly, according to the preliminary findings, 27 people were duped by the same caller.
This is not the first time that an IPS officer has been duped by fraudulent callers. In 2015, the then DGP Om Prakash had lost Rs.10,000 in a similar case.
The cyber police have requested the general public not to share their debit or credit card details to anyone, especially to those who call over the phone saying that their card will expire soon.