Vehicle Firm Cheated Out Of Rs 1 Crore By Fraudster

A car firm was allegedly duped of over Rs 1 crore by a fraudster.(File)

Gurugram:

A well-liked car firm was allegedly duped of over Rs 1 crore by a fraudster who despatched faux messages to the agency’s chief monetary officer within the identify of its vice chairman and received the cash transferred in seven financial institution accounts, police mentioned on Saturday.

A First Data Report (FIR) has been registered within the matter on the cyber crime police station, they mentioned.

In keeping with a grievance filed by Vivek Gupta, the Chief Monetary Officer of JBM Group, Sector 44, it was on Friday that he obtained messages on WhatsApp requesting to switch sure sums to financial institution accounts indicated within the messages.

“The fraudster claimed to be JBM Group vice chairman Nishant Arya. The WhatsApp profile image of the caller displayed Arya’s {photograph}. On verifying the quantity on Truecaller, it mirrored that the quantity belonged to Arya. Since, I used to be knowledgeable by the sender that he’s busy in an necessary assembly, I couldn’t immediately name to make any additional enquiry.

“I carried out the directions of the sender underneath the bona fide impression that the directions had been coming from my superior Nishant Arya who wanted to effectuate these transactions which had been each crucial and intensely pressing. The sums had been transferred from two entities of the JBM Group, particularly JBM Industries and JBM Auto. On the request of the sender, the UTR numbers confirming such transfers had been additionally shared on the identical WhatsApp chat,” Vivek Gupta mentioned in his grievance.

He mentioned eight transactions totalling Rs 1,11,71,696 had been made in seven totally different financial institution accounts. “The FIR has been registered in opposition to the unidentified fraudster underneath part 419 (dishonest by impersonation), 420 (dishonest) of IPC and Part 66-D of IT Act at cyber crime police station,” Inspector Om Prakash mentioned.

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