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Fraud through mobile payment service on the rise in Guwahati

The cases of cyber crime are on the rise in Guwahati as over Rs 7 lakh were fraudulently withdrawn from several persons

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Aug 2020 1:54 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The cases of cyber crime are on the rise in Guwahati as over Rs 7 lakh were fraudulently withdrawn from several persons' accounts within a week through various mobile payments service.

On Wednesday, Rs 30,000 were fraudulently drawn from a person's account. According to reports, Debojit Kalita, the victim received a phone call in which the caller said that he will deposit Rs 2,000 into his 'Phone Pe' account. Following the caller's instructions, Kalita had send message from his 'Google Pe' account and later Rs 30,000 was withdrawn from his account.

In other incidents, Rs 5,65,000 was withdrawn from Biren Gogoi's account, Rs 56,000 from Nazlin Bora, Rs 3,000 from Kaushik Nidhi, Rs 49,000 from Sita Sinha, Rs 17,000 from Bhupen Hazarika, and Rs 1,20,000 from Sarbananda Deori. In this regard, several cases have been registered at the Basistha Police Station however, no arrests have been made so far.

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