Sec-48 man’s email account hacked, mails sent seeking financial help

A resident of Sector 48 became the victim of email hacking with mails sent from his account to several people requesting financial help. Anil Goyal, a financial consultant, has moved a complaint with the cyber cell of the UT Police.

Goyal has complained that his official email id was hacked and mails were sent from it to his contacts, requesting them to deposit Rs 1,28,500 in his bank account. The e-mail stated that he was travelling in Malaysia and needed to help a cousin pay for her surgery.

Four of his friends responded to the mail and were even given the particulars of an account in Kolkata where the money was to be transferred. While three of the friends cross checked with him on phone, just before transferring the money, and learnt it to be a fictitious mail, the fourth person transferred the money to the account, the details of which was provided by the hacker. The account has been sealed at the moment.

Goyal said, "The mails were written in a personalised manner and hence anybody would take it seriously". He added that awareness regarding such crimes should be brought in by the cyber cells.

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