A 34-year-old businessman, who runs a mobile app that provides IT services to his client, filed a criminal complaint against an unknown person for gaining unauthorized access to the company’s app wallet and have transferred Rs 1.12 lakh to a different bank. accounts.

According to Parksite police, the complainant runs a business located in Vikhroli. The complainant’s company has its own application and there are software and hardware engineers associated with that application. “If an individual or a business is facing computer issues, they have filed their complaint on the app, after which the app connects the party to the nearby engineer who provides a solution to the related issues. Once the problem is resolved, the party or client pays the complainant’s engineer or company directly for the services provided, ”said a police officer.

He added: “The company has also appointed coordinators who are responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the business, customers receive timely services and resolution of their problems. These coordinators receive their remuneration by the company from its account. the complainant discovered that from April 16 to 28, Rs 1.12 lakh was transferred to at least six different bank accounts. Since the holders of the beneficiary account were not the coordinators of the business, the victim realized that someone had unauthorized access to the business application wallet and had fraudulently transferred the money . “

The victim then approached the police and filed a complaint under Articles 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and Articles 66C (punishment for identity theft) and 66D (punishment for cheating by impersonation using computing resources) of the Information Technology Act.

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Posted on: Monday December 20, 2021, 7:03 am IST