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Fraudsters dupe woman to tune of Rs 7.50 lakh by using duplicate SIM card




The cyber crime police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against telecom operator IDEA cellular and others in connection with a cheating case wherein a woman was reportedly duped by fraudsters to the tune of around Rs 7.50 lakh.

The FIR has been registered against the telecom operator and other (unknown accused) persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including cheating and also under 66D of Information Technology Act (cheating by personation by using computer resource).

According to the police, a complaint in this regard was lodged by one Sheela Gaunekar from South Goa.

Referring to the case, the police said that IDEA cellular, a mobile service provider, issued duplicate mobile SIM card with same number of the complainant, without the complainant’s consent or request and without proper verification, over forged documents to an unknown person in Mumbai.

The duplicate SIM card was allegedly used by fraudsters to transfer amount of Rs 7.50 lakh from the complainant’s bank account (through net banking), thereby cheating the


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