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  1. MobiKwik loses Rs 19 crore from its mobile wallet; here is what went wrong

MobiKwik loses Rs 19 crore from its mobile wallet; here is what went wrong

After scrutinizing the records and accounts, MobiKwik could not find where the money had gone and observed something unusual in the accounts that hinted towards a forgery.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 30, 2017 5:07 PM
MobiKwik, on Tuesday, reported Rs 19 crore missing from its accounts. (IE)

MobiKwik, on Tuesday, reported Rs 19 crore missing from its accounts. After scrutinizing the records and accounts, the e-wallet firm could not find where the money had gone and observed something unusual in the accounts that hinted towards a forgery. The matter was reported to the police by the company officials on Tuesday, following which a FIR was filed on Wednesday, as per a report by Hindustan Times. The Digital wallet firm in their complaint stated that the money which was supposed to be deducted from the wallet of customers’ accounts, got deducted from MobiKwik’s own account, the report added. A case was registered with the Sector 53 Gurugram police station on Wednesday under sections 420 (fraud) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC.

The case has been referred to the cyber crime wing. Anand Yadav, in charge of cyber crime cell, Gurugram told HT that they are studying the details of the case. The firm claimed a fraud of Rs 19 crore. He went on to say that involvement of internal staff or a specific bug cannot be ruled out. He also said that the cyber crime wing has detected a fraud by some unidentified persons, as per HT report. “We have taken immediate action by lodging a FIR with the Gurgaon police cyber cell,” a MobiKwik spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, cases of online fraud in the city have been a surge in the recent past. As per police records, 2,270 cases related to cybercrime we filed in 2016. It works out to a 15% increase from 1,923 such cases registered in 2015.

In 2017, so far, 1,260 cases related to online banking fraud and cheating through credit and debit cards have been filed, the police told HT. This year, as many as 1,260 cases related to online banking fraud and cheating through credit and debit cards have been registered, police said.

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