The notorious KYC frauds in the city continue as the latest victim, a pilot, lost Rs.10.38 lakh. A statement released by the police says that cyber fraudsters conned the pilot on the excuse of updating KYC details of his bank records. On Thursday, the victim had gone to an ATM center to withdraw some cash and change his PIN, but due to some technical reasons, he could not do so and returned home. After some time, he received an SMS from an unknown number asking him to update his KYC details.
According to Hyderabad Cybercrime officials, the fraudsters sent a link to the victim's mobile phone, asking him to click it and follow the guidelines. He typed in his details, including CVV number and the OTPs he received through SMSes. He later found that an amount of Rs.10.38 lakh was debited from his bank account.
The police booked a case following a complaint from the victim and are investigating.