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Aftab Shivdasani becomes victim of online fraud; loses around Rs. 1.50 lakh

The actor immediately alerted the bank’s manager about the fraud and eventually got a police complaint registered in this regard

Aftab Shivdasani becomes victim of online fraud; loses around Rs. 1.50 lakh
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Last Updated: 11.57 AM, Oct 10, 2023


The cases of online frauds are on the rise everywhere. It’s not just the common man, but also many of the celebrities who are becoming victims of online fraud day by day. The latest to become a victim of online fraud is Aftab Shivdasani. After getting to know that he has become a victim to the online fraud, the actor immediately went to the Bandra Police Station and got a complaint filed against two unidentified individuals.

Aftab Shivaasani becomes victim of online fraud

As per a news report in The Free Press Journal, the actor had received a message, which was regarding the suspension of his account with one of the leading banks. And, the reason cited for the suspension of his account was that of his PAN card details missing. The said message was carrying a link, which the person had to click (as masterminded by the scammers) in order to get more information about the bank account’s suspension. An unsuspecting Aftab landed up clicking the said link, without sensing anything amiss, as per the news report.

Aftab sets into quick action

No sooner did he click the said link which was sent to him, he immediately got a call from an unknown number in which the person on the other side was claiming to be an official of the said bank, with whom Aftab was banking. And the person on the other end of the phone, then, guided / instructed Aftab Shivdasani to key in sensitive details which were related to his account with the said bank. And the moment, Aftab acted as per the told instructions, to his utter horror and shock, he found that a sum total of Rs. 1,49,999 had got debited from his account.

Aftab registers a police complaint

The moment Aftab realised that something was amiss, he immediately contacted the bank’s manager, who, in turn, advised the actor to file a complaint regarding the money which had got debited (by the scammers) from his account. The news report added a case was registered under sections 419 and 420 of the IPC Act. In addition to that, sections 66(c) and 66(d) of the Information Technology Act were also registered at Bandra police station yesterday (October 9).

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