Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli recently became a victim of cyber fraud. A fraudster impersonated a private bank’s executive on phone and withdrew Rs 1.14 lakh from his account on the pretext of updating his know your customer (KYC) details. The incident came to light on December 3 after Kambli approached the Bandra police and registered a complaint.

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The Bandra police’s cyber team managed to reverse the transaction with the help of the bank. According to the complaint, Kambli received a call from a person posing as an executive of a private bank who asked him for his banking details for updating KYC. Kambli was told by the executive that his card would be deactivated if the KYC details were not updated.

Kambli fell prey to the fraud after he downloaded “AnyDesk” application, as asked by the caller, to update the KYC. This app gave the fraudster remote access to Kambli’s device. While Kambli was on the call with the fraudster, multiple transactions took place on his account and the amount was debited.

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As Kambli realised that the caller was not authentic, he got in touch with his CA, bank officials and the police. After getting details of the account to which the money was credited, cyber police asked the bank to reverse the transaction.

“We are getting call details record and details of the bank account to which money was transferred so that the fraudster can be tracked,” said a cop. Police said to avoid such frauds, banks repeatedly warn people not to share OTP or give out any KYC detail to any caller.


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