Friday, January 7, 2011

Nigerian held for siphoning Rs 29,000 from account of city resident - - 07 Jan 2011

CHENNNAI: The cyber crime cell of the city police on Wednesday arrested a Nigerian national for siphoning off Rs 29,000 from the account of a Chennai resident. Uchema Obhuja (35), nabbed with the help of the Delhi police on Tuesday, was brought here on Wednesday.

Cyber crime sources said the complainant, Govindarajan of Saligramam, could have answered a phishing mail thus handing over his account details and personal identification number (PIN) to the fraudsters. Cyber crime sources said Uchema had used and bought a laptop for Rs 17,000, a cell phone for Rs 10,000 and recharged his cell phone twice for Rs 1,000 each.

On December 20, 2010, Govindarajan lodged a complaint with the city police commissioner alleging that Rs 29,000 had been withdrawn from his ICICI bank account without his knowledge. The petition was handed over cyber crime cell officials who began the investigation and found that the money from Govindarajan's account was used for purchasing goods online. When contacted, the website managers said two of the purchased consignments were for a Delhi address.

The first consignment had already been delivered through courier. The second, containing the cell phone, was also dispatched but the courier firm found the address to be fake. The police had by then alerted the courier company officials and when they contacted the customer, he told them he had moved out of that address and opted to collect the parcel at a public place. The courier firm officials then tipped off the Delhi police who laid a trap and nabbed Uchema when he came to collect the parcel.

A special team of the Chennai city cyber crime cell brought him here on Wednesday. Sources said the Delhi police had also booked a case against Uchema under the Foreigners Act.


1 comment:

Benjamin Wright said...

Piyush Sood: On the SANS Institute's forensics blog, I have published new methods for preserving and authenticating evidence in a cyber investigation. What is your opinion? --Ben