The Times of India has reported how a Nigerian fraudster duped a Hyderabad city based techie to the tune of Rs 1.4 lakh(about $2,200) by stealing his bank account details after infiltrating his mobile phone with a malware MMS – `greeting’.
The victim is Srinivas, 28, a software engineer from Kukatpally.
The Indian newspaper gives a narration of the fraud:
A fortnight ago, Srinivas got an email from `IT Department’, informing that he was eligible for tax refund. The mail was sent by one Tony, a cyber fraudster operating from Nigeria. In the email, the fraudster asked Srinivas to provide his bank account details, including debit card number, CVV code, date of expiry etc.