BREAKING: Senior Actress Nagma duped by Cyber criminals!
The fact of the matter is that any concept will have its pros and cons and so is the Digital India concept. Ever since the digital transactions have increased in leaps and bounds, so are the number of online frauds…courtesy the technology driven new age cyber criminals, who are constantly upgrading themselves. The daily count of cybercrimes is crossing thousands to say the least! These professional cybercriminals’ targets include ordinary people to celebrities and there are no exceptions!
And the latest celebrity to fall prey into such cybercriminals is none other than senior actress of yester years and a prominent politician Nagma! By clicking on the link, she has received on her mobile phone; Nagma has fallen in the trap of cybercriminals. On 28th February 2023, she has received a text message on her mobile phone purportedly sent by her bank and as per the message; she has clicked on the link. Immediately, she got a call from an individual introducing himself as one of the representatives of the bank and asked her to follow his instruction and guidance to complete KYC.
According to Nagma, though she has not shared any of the bank details, the fraudster could login in to her online bank account. By creating beneficiary account, the fraudster was able to transfer an amount of about one lakh rupees in to his account from her account. In the process of creating the beneficiary account, the culprit made multiple attempts and as a result Nagma got a number of OTPs on her registered mobile number. Nagma expressed her happiness even at that situation by saying that she is happy that the loss is about Rs. Rupees One Lakh only.
From Nagma’s account Rs.99, 998/- was transferred to an account of a nationalized bank. It was revealed that about 80 customers of the same bank, where Nagma is maintaining her account were also duped of their hard earned money. Cyber police have since registered a case and are investigating. The public was cautioned to be more careful and watchful about these types of cybercrimes / cyber frauds. The advisory is that do not open any links, if found to be unworthy and also do not share OTP / bank details etc., with unknown persons.
In 1990s, Nagma happens to be one of the most sought after heroines of the film industry. She has co-starred with the stalwarts of Telugu cinema including Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh. She has acted in a good number of films in Telugu & Hindi languages. Nagma happens to be the elder sister of Jyothika, another popular actress. Nagma has joined the Congress party in 2004 and currently playing an active role within the party and in 2015, she was selected as the Secretary, All India Mahila Congress.