Cuttack, Feb 18: A doctor based in Cuttack’s CDA area was allegedly duped of over Rs 77 lakh by online fraudsters, police said on Thursday.
The victim, identified as Dr Sanatan Mohanty, fell prey to cyber criminals over SIM activation.
In his complaint, the doctor said that he had received a call from someone posing as a representative of BSNL on February 9. The fraudster told him that his BSNL SIM card will soon be deactivated and offered him help in this connection with the payment of Rs 10 as service charge through online.
In the process, the fraud managed to collect the details of the debit card of Mohanty and a one-time password (OTP). After which, Rs 25292.98 and Rs 24284.21 have been debited from his saving bank account and his SBI ATM has been closed.
When Mohanty approached the Branch manager in this regard he was told that a new ATM will be issued. Later, he came to know that multiple transactions were made in past week and Rs 77,86,727 have been debited from his account.
On Wednesday, the doctor lodged a complaint with the cyber desk of the Commisssionerate police here in this connection.
A case has been registered under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and probe is on, a senior police officer said.