Bank customer duped of Rs 1 lakh through fake email

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Nagpur, Aug 10 (UNI) A customer of a private bank was duped of Rs one lakh through a fake email seeking details about his account, police said today.

According to police, Avinash Waman Wankhede (29) received an email, purportedly from the local unit of the bank, asking him to 'update' the account information, a few weeks ago.

Believing the communication to be genuine, Wankhede submitted the information, including the password, on the Website indicated, they said.

However, later he found an amount of Rs one lakh had been debited from his account. On enquiry with the bank Wankhede discovered that unidentified culprits had allegedly transferred Rs 50,000 each on August 4 and 5 last to an account in a Bangalore-based branch of the same bank, police said.

An offence has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unidentified people, they added.

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