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Posted at: Jul 16, 2019, 8:10 AM; last updated: Jul 16, 2019, 8:10 AM (IST)

Senior citizen duped of Rs75,000 by online fraudster

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 15

A local resident has been duped of Rs 75,000 online by swindlers.

Identified as Pawan Khanna, the victim lost money from his two bank accounts while applying for Air India tickets. The fraudster had created a website that looked like that of the Air India’s online page.

Khanna said he dialed a mobile number as mentioned on the website. The one who received his phone call sought his details. Khanna had applied for a ticket under the senior citizen quota. The accused took details of his account and generated a payment gateway, urging Khanna to make the payment for the purchase of tickets.

He said the swindler sought another bank account number registered with his mobile as he was getting problem in creating the payment gateway from the bank account given earlier. He said he gave the account details. Later, the complainant came to know that the accused had withdrawn Rs 50,000 from one account and Rs 25,000 from the other. He learnt that the accused transferred money to a Paytm account. He submitted his complaint to the banks concerned and the Paytm. Pawan Khanna urged the police to register an FIR and arrest the accused. The police said the investigation had been forwarded to the cyber crime wing and appropriate action would be taken after completion of probe.

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