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Former cricketer Vinod Kambli loses Rs 1.14 lakh in online fraud

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Former cricketer Vinod Kambli fell prey to a KYC cyber fraud in which a person claiming to be a bank official tricked him into installing a remote access application and transferred Rs 1.14 lakh from his bank account.

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An FIR was registered in this regard at Bandra police station Tuesday. The cricketer told the police that the fraudster claimed to be an official of a private bank in which he had an account.

The accused made him install the AnyDesk application from Google Play Store on the pretext of updating his Know Your Customer (KYC) documents. Kambli shared the application’s access code with the accused which enabled the latter to observe all activities on the cricketer’s phone,

The accused then tricked the cricketer into making a small payment and noted his banking details and one-time password (OTP), using which Rs 1.14 lakh was transferred from his account. On receiving SMS alerts regarding the transactions, Kambli immediately informed his bank and subsequently approached the Bandra police.

Confirming the development, Senior Police Inspector of Bandra station Manohar Dhanwade said, “We have lodged an FIR.” Kambli did not respond to calls or text messages.

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