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A file photo of Ambience Mall in Gurgoan.  (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
A file photo of Ambience Mall in Gurgoan. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Gurgaon Ambience Mall manager duped of 1.85 lakh by cyber fraudster

  • Arvind Kapoor was contacted by the accused a few days ago and informed him that his Paytm account will not work if its KYC was not updated soon
  • He said he followed what he was told but realised later that he was duped when money was withdrawn from his bank accounts

GURGAON : Ambience Mall's general manager was duped of 1.85 lakh allegedly by a man who posed as a Paytm employee, police said on Tuesday.

Arvind Kapoor was contacted by the accused a few days ago and informed him that his Paytm account will not work if its KYC was not updated soon, they said.

"I received a random call a few days ago from a person who posed himself as an employee of Paytm. He said the KYC of my Paytm account is not updated and hence I would not do any transaction. The caller also suggested me to go for online KYC updation after following his instructions on mobile phone," Kapoor said.

He said he followed what he was told but realised later that he was duped when money was withdrawn from his bank accounts.

"After completing the procedures of updating KYC, the caller asked me to check whether KYC was updated. I made three transactions of 1, 10 and 1 to check my OBC saving account and two credit cards of Standard Chartered and American Express enclosed with Paytm. I received three OTPs on my phone and within a few seconds, there were of withdrawals to the tune of 1.85 lakh," Kapoor said.

He said he tried to call that number but it was found switched off.

"Our cyber cell has conducted a preliminary investigation and found that the claim of Kapoor was true. Subsequently, an FIR has been registered against an unknown person under the IT act. Officials are trying to locate IP address of the accused to crack the case," said Preet Pal Singh, ACP crime, Gurgaon Police.


This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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