Gurugram: Cons pose as senior executive, cheat company of Rs 1 crore | Gurgaon News


GURUGRAM: A company that manufactures automobile components and electric vehicles was allegedly cheated of over Rs 1.1 crore by online fraudsters who impersonated its vice-chairperson.
Police said the chief financial officer (CFO) of the firm received a WhatsApp message with instructions to transfer the amount to several bank accounts. The WhatsApp account of the number had a photo of the vice-chairperson as its profile picture.
Vivek Gupta, the CFO of JBM Group, got a WhatsApp message requesting the transfer on Thursday. The sender claimed to be Nishant Arya, the vice-chairperson.
Gupta was tricked into believing that the message had come from his boss as the profile picture was of Arya and even Truecaller showed that the number belonged to Arya. “Since I was informed by the sender that he is busy in an important meeting, I could not directly call to make further enquiries.
I carried out the instructions of the sender under the bona fide impression that the instructions were coming from Nishant Arya, who needed to effectuate these transactions which were both very important and extremely urgent,” Gupta said in his complaint filed with police the same day.
The amounts mentioned in the message were transferred from the bank accounts of two entities of the company. The CFO also shared the transaction details on WhatsApp. The amounts were sent to six different bank accounts of various individuals.
Later in the evening, Gupta discovered that the sender of the messages and instructions on WhatsApp was not Arya. “We were fraudulently induced to transfer different amounts to bank accounts,” he said.
Based on his complaint on behalf of the company, an FIR was registered on Friday under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC and Section 66D (impersonation to cheat using computer source) of the IT Act at Cyber police station.
“The case has been registered and we are trying to trace the accounts in which money was transferred,” police spokesperson Subhash Boken said.





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