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Maharashtra Cyber Police arrests Paytm employee for online fraud

The Paytm employee has been identified as Md. Munna alias Mohammad Munna, Pashiuddin Ansari (25) who used to work as field sales executive. He duped small traders and merchants by using their Paytm account passwords and used it for illegal purposes.

Maharashtra Cyber Police arrests Paytm employee for online fraud
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The Maharashtra Cyber Department has exposed an employee from Paytm who used online accounts to cheat several people. A report released by the Special Inspector General of Police (SIG) Yashasvi Yadav stated that the accused has so far duped hundreds of small traders and farmers.

The information began when Rajesh Mansukh Patel, a dairy trader from Mumbai's Andheri area, lodged a complaint with Maharashtra Cyber on October 5, 2020, alleging that an unidentified person had withdrawn INR 50,448 from his Paytm account between August 20 and September 20, 2020. A case was then registered under Sections 420 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 43 (a), 66 and 66 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 at Nodal Cyber Police Thane.

Understanding the seriousness of the incident, the officers and staff of the Nodal Cyber Police Station immediately investigated the matter and conducted a technical investigation, after which they arrested the accused - Md. Munna alias Mohammad Munna, Pashiuddin Ansari (25). As per reports, he used to work as a field sales executive at Paytm and allegedly stole the password of the businessman's Paytm account and used it for illegal purposes.

With an aim to avoid such incidents, Maharashtra Cyber Crime team has appealed to the citizens regarding the online account and maintaining safety.

It has come to light that under the pretext of opening a merchant wallet account of a small business, as well as setting his password, Md. Munna took his password and used the same for financial transactions. Keeping this in mind, the cybercrime team has reached out to small and large merchants and asked them to keep their digital wallets safe, advising them to not share any details in case asked. They have also asked them to change the password on a regular basis to avoid such incidents.

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