LUDHIANA: A city businessman fell prey to hackers as a Chennai-based criminal allegedly duped him of $11,614.
Jagmohan Singh, a city industrialist, in a complaint to Division No 2 police station, alleged that he had asked his overseas client in Kenya to deposit his due payment in his bank account and sent an email mentioning his bank account number.
However, despite confirmation from his clients, the industrialist did not get any payment credited in his account. When he checked again, his clients told him that they have deposited the amount in the new account number that was mentioned in the mail sent by Jagmohan.
The industrialist told the client that he never sent any new account number in the mail. Later he came to know that his email-id was hacked and the hacker had sent the mail and duped him of the amount.
Police carried out an investigation and found that email-id of Jagmohan Singh was hacked by a person, identified as Mohammad Irfan from Sudarshan Nagar in Chennai. A case was registered against the accused under the Information Technology Act on Sunday.
“We are taking all steps to arrest the accused in Chennai,” said Daleep Bedi, SHO at Division No 2 police station.