CBI files a case against five persons in tech fraud

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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against five persons and unknown others on the allegations of tech fraud of US dollar 400,000, the Central agency said on Friday.

It was alleged that when the victim was working on her laptop, it was hacked. She contacted the number displayed on her laptop screen, the hacker impersonating an employee of a Multi-National Software company and misguided her that there were some wire transfers from her retirement account and suggested her to contact Fidelity Investments, the CBI said.

It was alleged that she called on the given number, the hacker took control of her laptop, it said.

It was also alleged that the hacker fraudulently opened an Okcoin account on behalf of the victim and made her transfer the said amount of US dollar 400,000 to the said Okcoin account during June last year.

After converting the amount in the form of crypto currency, the hacker further allegedly transferred the said amount to the Crypto Accounts of accused persons, the CBI said.

Searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of the accused in New Delhi and Kanpur. Incriminating material in the form of laptops, mobile phones and hard disks were received.

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