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Online fraud is on a rise across India and even the Reserve bank of India (RBI) has taken a note of it. Now, cybercriminals have targeted Tripura where 12 persons were duped with lakhs of rupees in a day.

Sleuths of Agartala police station informed that 12 separate cases of cyber fraud were registered in a single day where customers of State of Bank of India (SBI) complained that they were duped with lakhs of rupees.

“Seven cases of bank fraudulence have been registered at Agartala police station in the last few days,” informed an official.

“Majority of the victims reported that money was withdrawn from their accounts without their knowledge,” the official added.

“The duped amount varies from Rs 11,000 to Rs 80,000,” the official said.

Police informed that one medical representative named Chandan Bhowmik lost Rs 39,000 to cybercriminals. The amount was withdrawn in five ATM transactions.

“Another victim Rajat Kanti Deb infomred of losing Rs 11,000 from his account via ATM transaction,” police said.

Other victims of such cyber crimes are Bikramani Debbarma (lost Rs 29,000), Dipak Debbarma (lost Rs 21,500), Manesh Debbarma (lost Rs 11,500) Dr Piyali Debbarma (lost Rs 40, 000) and Partha Pratim Chakraborty (lost Rs 30, 000).

“There complaints are registered with Agartala police station and we are investing the cases,” police said.

“Every ATM transaction was done from different ATMs in Kolkata,” police added.

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