dublin: a student from Dublin was fined a lakh of Rs 5 kept on Thane’s account | Thane news
âOn September 23, he got a call from cyber cheaters. The appellant identified himself as an agent of the Irish government. He told the victim that he had visited reprehensible websites that are banned in the United States and that hackers took notice. He said the hackers would later hack his bank account and siphon off the bank balance, âsaid Pravin Survade, investigator from the Chitalsar police station.
The officer said the caller asked the victim to make certain entries in the system to transfer the money to his bank account at Thane, add a beneficiary and transfer the money in order to protect it.
The victim did as he was told and later realized that Rs 5.3 lakh had been transferred from his bank account. He informed his mother, with whom he had the joint account.
The officer said preliminary investigations revealed the money had been transferred to bank accounts in India. The offense was registered under section 3 (provisions for punishing offenses committed outside India but which may be tried in India), section 4 (operation of the IPC on acts committed outside of India). India), Section 419 (Cheating by Impersonation) and Section 420 (Cheating) of the IPC, and Section 66C and Section 66D of the Computer Law.