A Canadian NRI has lost a huge amount of Rs 1.13 crore from his bank account with a bank in Manipal after cyber criminals hacked his email account and sent mails to the Branch of Syndicate Bank asking for money transfer from his Foreign Currency Non-Resident Account (FCNR) to two accounts overseas, according to a FIR lodged with the Indian police.
As per the complaint logged by Manipur Police, the amount in his account with the bank branch was found to have been transferred to two overseas bank accounts in Dubai National Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on January 15 and October 27 this year. Both the amount transfers were executed based on two email requests from the NRI.
A amount of $1,15,000 was transferred from his account to an bank account in Dubai National Bank and USD 70,000 to an bank account in Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
The money fraud was detected by the bank when the bank received an another request from NRI’s mail on November 13 asking to transfer money to a Bank of China account.. The bank officials then find it suspicious and contacted the NRI who cleared that he had not made any such transfer request.
The Assistant general manager of Syndicate Bank has reported to the Manipal police that an total amount of Rs 1,13,42,937 was transferred into two different accounts from the NRI’s account by fraudulent means. Investigation have been started by Manipal police.