n yet another online cheating case, unidentified persons allegedly hacked the mail ID of a city-based software company and siphoned off Rs2.40 lakh from their accounts. The transactions took place in February.
The investigators claimed that the fraudsters first hacked the company’s email id and got the MTCN (money transfer control number) sent by its client. They used the number and fake identity proofs to get the money transferred to their accounts.
A complaint in this regard has been lodged by the company’s accountant Radhika Ramesh Jakkan (21) with the Kothrud police.
According to the police, the company’s authorities had sent their product to a client, which is based abroad, in the second week of February. In order to make payments, the client first sent his unique MTCN to the company so that the authorities could withdraw money from the Western Union Bank.
“The MTCN was sent to the company authorities on their email ID, which was hacked by the fraudsters. That’s how they got the secret MTCN given to the company. They made fake identity cards as the company’s CEO and another senior official and got the money transferred to their accounts,” said senior police inspector Kalyan Vidhate of Kothrud police station.
The company submitted their complaint to the Pune Cyber Crime Cell (CCC). Investigations revealed that the email ID was hacked from Delhi. “We have found the IP address. We need to go to Delhi to make headway in the case. Our investigation in the case is on,” Vidhate added.