May 28, 2023

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Man convinces teen to install app on father’s phone, steals Rs 9 lakh

A man has lost nearly Rs 9 lakh after his minor son installed an app on his phone at the behest of a fraudster giving him access to the victim’s phone, helping him steal the money.
A man has lost Rs 8.95 lakhs in a case of online fraud after his minor son installed an app on his phone at the behest of an unknown caller. The application gave the accused remote access to the mobile phone, helping him steal the money.
“The victim, Ashok Manwate, a resident of Koradi, has lodged a complaint in this connection,” a police official said, as quoted by the NDTV article.
On Wednesday, the victim’s 15-year-old son was using his phone when he received a call from an unknown number. The caller introduced himself as a customer care executive of a digital payments company, adding that the mobile phone was linked to Manwate’s bank account.
The caller asked the boy to install an application that would increase the credit limit of his father’s digital payment account. The application was that of a remote desktop application that would give the accused access to the victim’s phone.
“As soon as the boy downloaded the app, the caller gained the access to the phone remotely and siphoned off Rs 8.95 lakh from Manwate’s bank account,” the official told NDTV.
A case has been filed under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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