KHAMMAM: The police in Manuguru have achieved a breakthrough in a cyber-crime and restored Rs 4.5 lakh to the victim from the fraudster’s account.
Devalla Damodara Rao, an employee at Bharat Heavy Water Plant in Manuguru, received a message to link his Aadhar number to the cell phone number. Rao clicked the link.
Cyber fraudsters urged him to send Rs 10 to find out whether the phone number was linked to the Aadhaar number. He did so from his account via net-banking. He was surprised that, soon, a deposit of Rs 6.10 lakh was transferred from his bank account number.
Damodar quickly lodged a complaint at the Aswapuram police station. ASP Sabarish formed a team with Aswapuram circle inspector Raju and cyber team members at Kothagudem. It was found that the cyber criminals shopped various goods via online shopping of the order of Rs 5 lakh.
The police team stopped the payment to the companies from the account and diverted the money to Damodar’s account. Efforts are on to get the other amount back and identify those involved in the fraud, police said.