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Shocker! State IGP falls into the prey of conman: Loses Rs. 10,000

Bengaluru: At a time when the police and banks have been informing people not to reveal their credit/debit card PIN details to callers who pose as bank employees, an unsuspecting State DG & IGP Omprakash fell trap to one such conman.

Omprakash got a call two months ago from one Ashraf Ali (26) who introduced himself as an ICICI bank employee. Ali told the DG & IGP: “Sir, I would like to inform you that your credit card will soon expire. We are in the process of renewing it. We will do the processing work from the bank and you will shortly receive the renewed card.” 

“Sir, I will complete the renewal process, but I need details printed on your credit card along with the secret number,” Ali further requested.  Omprakash did not suspect the caller’s credibility and revealed all the details. 

Two hours later, the DG & IGP realised that he was conned when he received a message on his cell phone that Rs 10,000 had been withdrawn from his account. 
Omprakash then lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police. A special team arrested Ali from Old Uttam Nagar-West in New Delhi on Saturday. 

Based on the complaint that was lodged on April 21, the special team earlier arrested Ali’s accomplice, Dilip Kumar, on May 26.

The duo are inter-state fraudsters and cases have been registered against them in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Ali was arrested based on call record details and data from the internet.

“Arresting the conman who fooled me and recovering my money is not important. Such men should be brought to book. Hence I lodged a complaint,” Omprakash told Deccan Herald.

“The funds I lost were meagre, but I wanted to ensure justice to hundreds who have lost money like me,” he added.

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