Veteran actor Annu Kapoor is the latest celebrity to have become a victim of online fraud. He lost Rs.4.36 lakh after an online fraudster pretending to be a bank employee called him and asked for his Know Your Customer (KYC) details. In his complaint, Annu alleged that a man posing as a bank worker called him and told him that he needed to update his KYC form. Thus, the actor shared with him his bank details and One Time Password.
A case has been registered under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act provisions. The actor without any delay contacted Police and banks to which the money was transferred. It is being said that both the accounts have been frozen by these banks and Annu will get back Rs 3.08 lakh. As reported by ZeeNews, the Oshiwara police station official stated, “Sometime later, the caller transferred Rs 4.36 lakh from Kapoor’s account to two other accounts in two transactions. However, the bank immediately called him up to inform him about the transaction and also told him his account was compromised.” ALSO READ: SHOCKING! Annu Kapoor Gets Robbed In France, His Cash, IPad And Other Valuables Stolen; Says, ‘Yaha Ek Number Ke Jeb Katre, Chor Log Hain’
Annu even took to his Instagram user to thank Mumbai Police for their prompt action and for helping him to get his money back. In his post, Kapoor wrote, “I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Mumbai Police of Oshiwara, cyber crime wing for their immediate and effective action taken against fraud in my bank account. @cpmumbaipolice @pamik16 @tailangsachin.” Not to forget, in June this year, Annu was robbed while touring Europe. His Prada bag, credit card, some cash in franc and euros, iPad, and other valuable items were stolen during the trip.
Meanwhile, in terms of work, Annu Kapoor has been a part of the film industry for over many decades now. He is best known for his performance in films like Mr India, Vicky Donor, Dream Girl, and Khuda Haafiz to name a few.