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Cyber fraudsters get access to senior citizen's phone; dupe her of Rs 11 lakh

Cyber fraudsters get access to senior citizen's phone; dupe her of Rs 11 lakh
The fraud came to light when the woman approached the BKC Cyber police station with a complaint recently, an official said.

The fraud came to light when the woman approached the BKC Cyber police station with a complaint recently, an official said.Similarly, on October 29, the complainant lost Rs 1,496 while placing an order for dry fruits online, the official said.The fraudster who received her call assured her of recovery and told her to download an application on her mobile phone, which gave him access to her device, the official said.The complainant soon realised that she had lost all her savings, following which she approached the police, the official said, adding that a probe is underway to nab fraudsters who duped her on all three occasions.

A senior citizen was allegedly duped of over Rs 11 lakh by cyber fraudsters when she tried to recover the money she had lost while ordering pizza and dry fruits online, police said on Saturday.In a bid to recover the money she had lost in both these instances, the woman contacted a phone number she found during her search on Google, he said.

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