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Two arrested for Cyber fraud in Hyderabad

Two arrested for Cyber fraud in Hyderabad
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Two persons were detained by the Rachakonda cyber crime police for allegedly instrumental in siphoning off Rs 3.68 lakh from the bank account of a tax consultant by resorting to SIM swapping

HYDERABAD: Two persons were arrested by the Rachakonda cyber crime police for allegedly instrumental in siphoning off Rs 3.68 lakh from the bank account of a tax consultant by resorting to SIM swapping.

Saranga Sandhya's husband Deepak Husband used to work as a Tax consultant at Kukatpally and had died due to illness in 2018.

This incident came to limelight only when Sandhya went to the bank to complete some legal formalities and found unauthorized transactions from her husband's bank account said the Police sources.

During the investigation, Police tracked the accused identified as Muthoju Satyanarayana (48), a tax consultant a former colleague of Deepak and his associate, Permulla Sri Durga Krishna Prasad (36), an employee with a private firm.

"The accused, Satyanarayana being a close colleague of Deepak, got the copy of his identity proof and bought a new SIM card on Deepak's name. Later he, however, managed to switch all his bank accounts and Mobile numbers linked to Deepak's bank account. Said S harinath. ACP cybercrime, Rachakonda.

How did the accused manage to transfer the Money?

The accused would get the SMS alerts and would transfer money online using a new number to get the One-Time-Password. He had been transferring money to his various accounts for the past three months from Deepak's account.

police arrested the duo and recovered the whole amount if their possession and booked them for cheating and cheating by imprisonment cases apart from relevant sections under the IT act.

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