Scammer Impersonates Bombay High Court Judge, Dupes Solapur District Judge of Rs 50,000

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Mumbai: In a recent incident in Solapur, Maharashtra, cyber fraudsters have devised new methods to deceive unsuspecting victims. Posing as a Bombay High Court judge, an unidentified individual duped a district judge of Rs 50,000 using a clever ruse.

Here are the details:

  • The Deceptive Message:
  • The district judge received a WhatsApp message from an unknown phone number on Friday.
  • The message featured a photograph of a high court judge as the display picture (DP).
  • The sender claimed to be the high court judge and requested Rs 50,000, promising to return the amount by the end of the day.
  • Without further verification, the district judge transferred the sum.
  • Suspicion Arises:
  • Shortly afterward, the district judge received another message demanding additional money.
  • This raised suspicion, prompting the judge to take action.
  • Investigation and Revelation:
  • The district judge contacted the high court registrar’s office to verify the authenticity of the request.
  • To their surprise, they discovered that the judge whose photo was used had never made such a request for money.
  • Legal Action:
  • The Mumbai Police promptly registered an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act based on a complaint filed by the high court registrar.
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This incident serves as a stark reminder that cybercriminals continue to evolve their tactics, preying on unsuspecting individuals. Authorities urge everyone to exercise caution and verify any unusual requests before taking action.