Monday, October 28, 2013

Chennai man hacks industrialist’s email, dupes him of $11,614

A Chennai resident has duped a Ludhiana-based industrialist by hacking the latter\'s email ID.

Reportedly, the accused duped the industrialist of $11,614.

Jagmohan Singh from Wadhawan mill store lodged a complaint with police a few months ago. After the investigation, the police on Sunday booked the accused for fraud and under the Information Technology Act.

According to the police, Jagmohan who deals with foreigners sent an email to a Kenya-based company and asked them to deposit the amount in his bank account.

The company replied to his mail but in the meantime some unidentified persons also hacked his mail ID and he accessed the mail sent to the Kenya company for transferring dollars.

Satnam Singh, who is investigating the case, said the accused hacked the mail ID of Jagmohan Singh and sent a fresh email to the Kenya company with changed account number for transferring the amount.

When Jagmohan contacted the company for his dues, he was told that the dues had been transferred to the new bank account number sent to them.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ramneesh Chaudhary found that a Chennai resident hacked the mail ID of Singh and he was identified as B Mohammad Irfan, a resident of Sudarshan Nagar in Chennai.

A case has been registered against the accused at division number 2 police station under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.
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