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Cyber fraud: South Mumbai businessman loses Rs1.5 lakh in Rome

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 8:50am IST | Agency: dna

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Cyber fraudsters cloned a Bank of India debit card of a businessman from Breach Candy and used it to buy clothes worth Rs1.45 lakh in Rome.

Though the incident happened in April last year, Sameer Doshi, 53, recently lodged a complaint at the Gamdevi police station. For the past one year, Doshi has been doing the rounds of the bank's Mahalaxmi branch office to recover his money. Getting no respite, he decided to approach the police, senior inspector Rajaram Prabhu said. "In his FIR, he said his card was used between April 27 and 29 last year to buy expensive clothes in Rome," Prabhu said. "Doshi was baffled because the card was with him and he was not in Rome."

The officer said Doshi was right in telling the bank that he was not at fault. "It seems his card was cloned. We have sought more details from the bank about the exact places from where the clothes were bought. The cyber crime cell of the crime branch is helping us," Prabhu said. 

The police have registered a case under various sections of the IPC and the Information Technology Act.

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