HYDERABAD:The cyber crime police of Central Crime Station (CCS) arrested an inter-state fraudster Sankar Bera of Medinapore in West Bengal for aiding and providing his bank account details to Nigerians who hacked bank accounts, particularly those of NRIs, and fraudulently transferred money through RTGS into the accounts of Indians.
Joint police commissioner (crime) T Prabhakar Rao said that in January an NRI, L Jagan Mohan Rao, lodged a complaint alleging that some frauds had hacked his bank account details and transferred 8 lakh into HDFC Bank in New Delhi and another `2 lakh into ICICI Bank Purulia, West Bengal.
Police obtained the KYC and account statements of the beneficiary account with ICICI Bank, Purulia, West Bengal, belonging to Sankar Bera wherein Rs 2 lakh was credited through NEFT.
Cyber crime police apprehended Sankar Bera (22) on Thursday. He confessed that last year one Obakc, a Nigerian, had come in contact with him through Yahoo Messenger. Police seized a laptop having chat history and mail correspondence.