Online fraud with Bollywood actor Annu Kapoor! Millions of rupees were transferred in seconds, now wandering from rate to rate


Bollywood actor Annu Kapoor was duped of Rs 4.36 lakh by an online fraudster. Giving information, a police officer quoted news agency PTI as saying that an online fraudster cheated actor Annu Kapoor to the tune of Rs 4.36 lakh on the pretext of updating his KYC details with a popular private bank. However, timely action by the police will get them back Rs 3.08 lakh.

On Thursday, the actor received a call from an unidentified person who was posing as a bank employee, an official of the Oshiwara police station said. The fraudster, who posed as a bank officer to Kapoor, said that he needed to update his KYC form. The actor then shared his bank details and one time password (OTP) with the caller. He later transferred Rs 4.36 lakh from Kapoor’s bank account to the other two accounts in two transactions. The official said that the bank immediately called him to inform him about the transaction and also told him that his account had been tampered with.

Without delay, Kapoor approached the police and the banks where the money was transferred were contacted. He said that both the accounts have been frozen by these banks and Kapoor will get back Rs 3.08 lakh. A case has been registered in the matter under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act. The police officer said that efforts are on to nab the online fraudster.

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