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Businessman’s email hacked, conned of ₹12.5 lakh

The email of a city-based businessman was hacked and he lost ₹12.5 lakh, which he had transferred to two bank accounts in China on Friday.

Based on a complaint filed by Hussain, owner of a private firm in Veeasandra in Jigani, the cyber crime police have taken up a case.

In his complaint, Hussain said that he had placed an order with a China-based company for raw materials. The company had sent him a mail with its bank details to deposit the money for the raw materials.

Hussain transferred $18,230 to two different accounts in Bank of China, which amounts to ₹12,50,000.

The racket came to light when Hussani called up the company to confirm the payment. The company said that they have not received any money.

Company representatives told him that though the email was sent by them, the bank details are different.

On verification, Hussain found that someone had hacked into his email and changed the bank account numbers.

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