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Cyber fraud steals Rs 1.14 lakh from former cricketer Vinod Kambli

Cyber fraud steals Rs 1.14 lakh from former cricketer Vinod Kambli

Mumbai: Former cricketer Vinod Kambli got defrauded by a person claiming to be a bank official. The fraudster robbed Kambli of Rs 1.14 lakh from his bank account through a KYC (Know Your Customer) cyber fraud by tricking him into installing a remote access application into his phone, The Indian Express reported.

The Bandra police have registered an FIR on Tuesday.

The cricketer told the police that the fraudster pretended to be an official from the private bank in which Kambli has an account. The accused made him install the AnyDesk application from Google Play Store by convincing him that it was to update his KYC documents.

Kambli was made to share the application's access code with the fraudster who used it to observe all the activities on Kambli's phone.

After that, the fraudster tricked Kambli into making a small payment and noted his bank details and one-time password (OTP), using which he transferred Rs 1.14 lakh from Kambli's account through multiple transactions. Kambli received SMS alerts regarding the transactions, and he contacted his bank immediately and Bandra police after.

Senior Inspector of Bandra station Manohar Dhanwade confirmed The Indian Express about lodging the FIR, but Kambli did not respond to calls or texts, The Indian Express reported.

ANI reported that police had registered a case against unknown persons, and the money had been reversed to Kambli's account. Police are now extracting details about to whose account the money was transferred, and further investigation is underway, ANI added.

A Police official told India Today that banks repeatedly warn people not to share OTP or KYC details with any caller to avoid fraud.

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