The police appealed the people not to fall in the trap of the fraudsters.
“Be careful! Do not call an unknown number to update your KYC. Service providers do not recommend calling any such number. Therefore, ignore all incoming SMS related to the update of KYC,” Odisha Police tweeted in Odia.
ଆପଣଙ୍କର #KYC ଅପଡେଟ୍ କରିବାକୁ କୌଣସି ଅଜ୍ଞାତ ନମ୍ବରକୁ ଫୋନ୍ କରନ୍ତୁ ନାହିଁ ।
ସେବା ପ୍ରଦାନକାରୀ ସଂସ୍ଥାମାନେ ଏହିଭଳି କୌଣସି ନମ୍ବରକୁ ଫୋନ୍ କରିବାକୁ ପରାମର୍ଶ ଦିଅନ୍ତି ନାହିଁ, ତେଣୁ #KYC ଅପଡେଟ୍ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତୀୟ ଆସୁଥିବା ସମସ୍ତ SMS କୁ ଅଣଦେଖା କରନ୍ତୁ। pic.twitter.com/3GqrOoySFG — Odisha Police (@odisha_police) February 23, 2021
The appeal came after several cases of cyber crimes were reported in the State in last few days.
Most prominent one was reported from Cuttack city on Feb 18 when a retired doctor was duped of Rs 77 lakh from his SBI account.
Sanatan Mohanty, a retired doctor living in CDA Sector-7 area of Cuttack, was reportedly duped of Rs 77 lakh from his SBI account by cyber criminals.
The doctor was allegedly cheated by cyber criminals on the pretext of activating the SIM card of his mobile phone.