Pune, 26th May 2022: A company has been financially defrauded of Rs 4 lakh 70,000 by sending money over fake emails.
The director of the company lodged a complaint at the Khadki police station in this regard. A case of fraud has been registered against an unknown person under the Information Technology Act. The incident happened on December 21, 2021.
According to information provided by the police, the owners of the company reside in the United States. The complainant informs the owner of the day-to-day operations of the business by e-mail.
Meanwhile, the defendant used this opportunity to create a fake email id using the plaintiff’s owner’s name. Later, using the same courier, the accused asked the plaintiff to send 4 lakh 70,000 rupees to a person’s bank account via RTGS. He had received an email on behalf of the owner and thought the owner was asking him to send the money. As a result, they sent money in the name of the person mentioned by the accused.
However, when he had a discussion with the owner, he said that he did not ask anyone to send such money. At that time, the manager realized that a case of fraud had taken place.
He had filed a complaint with the Cyber Police station in this regard. One case was registered at the Khadki police station.