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Lucknow Crime: Former UP Chief Secretary Falls Victim to Cyber Fraud, Credit Card Misused for Shopping

Retired UP IAS officer and former Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan recently became a victim of cyber fraud. The thugs made purchases worth 383 dollars i.e. more than Rs 31 thousand from his credit card. When the transaction message came on his mobile from the bank, he came to know about the fraud.

By: Rekha Joshi  Pardaphash Group
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Lucknow Crime: Former UP Chief Secretary Falls Victim to Cyber Fraud, Credit Card Misused for Shopping

Retired UP IAS officer and former Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan recently became a victim of cyber fraud. The thugs made purchases worth 383 dollars i.e. more than Rs 31 thousand from his credit card. When the transaction message came on his mobile from the bank, he came to know about the fraud. Former Chief Secretary and retired IAS Alok Ranjan lives with his family in Vivek Khand of Gomti Nagar Police Station Area. On July 8, a fraudster called him claiming himself to be an employee of SBI. The caller said that there was more than Rs 1 lakh left on his credit card.

Even retired IAS were surprised to hear this. Meanwhile, the swindler told him a credit card number which was wrong and Alok Ranjan rejected this number. After this the thug asked him to contact the bank after pressing 9 on his mobile. When he pressed 9 the call got disconnected. In the evening, when he came to know that he had made purchases worth $383 from the bank, he realized that he had been cheated. At present, the retired IAS has filed a case of cyber fraud in Gomti Nagar Police Station. SHO Gomti Nagar Deepak Kumar Pandey said that the case has been registered and investigation has also been started. The accused will be arrested soon.

Recently poet Naresh Saxena also became a victim
Senior poet Naresh Saxena of the capital also recently became the victim of an attempt at cyber fraud. The swindler, posing as a CBI inspector, kept him under digital arrest for 6 hours with the aim of duping him. During this time he also heard poems and flute from the poet. When the poet’s daughter-in-law came to know about this, she saved him from becoming a victim of cyber fraud by forcibly disconnecting the phone. At present Gomti Nagar Police is engaged in the investigation of the case.

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