Online fraudsters have now devised a new trick to evade police tracking. The fraudsters are now getting money transferred to a gaming app to avoid any digital footprint.
According to Mumbai police, this gaming app con was used twice on two people- a chartered accountant who lost Rs 1 lakh, and the other a retired man who lost Rs 2.6 lakh. The police concluded that in both cases, the conmen had money transferred to accounts via a popular gaming app.
In the first instance, the chartered accountant received a call to update his customer database information also known as KYC, for his cellphone. The accountant then received a one-time password which he shared with the caller.
In his complaint, the CA said the caller, who claimed of being from the phone company’s customer care department, had sent an App’s link to update his details.
After the completion, a one-time password was generated which the accountant shared with the fraudster. Then, the caller finally asked him to transfer Rs 10 to an account, and with this, the fraudster was able to gain access to his mobile and online transaction. Soon after, a sum of Rs 1 lakh was transferred to an account with a gaming app.
As for the second case, the aged man lost Rs 2.6 lakh, and the accused also used a similar trick to get his one-time password and then transferred the money from his credit card in five transactions.