Gurgaon: Retired Air Force officer duped of Rs 39,950 in credit card fraud
The imposter told Dikshit that he has earned reward points on his credit card and it could be redeemed by providing his credit card’s CVV number and the one time password.gurgaon Updated: Mar 24, 2017 21:42 IST
A retired Air Force officer was allegedly duped of Rs 39,950 after he divulged his credit card details to a person who claimed to be a bank officer. No arrests have been made in the case, police said.
The complainant, Prashant Dixit of South City 2, told police that a man called him on his mobile phone around 3:30 pm on January 23 claiming to be a State Bank of India employee.
The imposter told Dikshit that he has earned reward points on his credit card and it could be redeemed by providing his credit card’s CVV number and the one time password (OTP) that he would receive from the bank on his phone, police said.
Dixit divulged the details and, soon, two online transactions were done using his card.
In two transactions, Rs 20,000 and Rs 19,950 were debited from his account through two digital wallet services (PayZapp and Paytm), police said.
“We are investigating the incident and identified a few pockets in New Delhi to send our teams today (Friday),” inspector Vijay Kumar, SHO of Sadar police station, said.
Kumar said Dixit blocked the card after registering the complaint.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the IT Act, and under sections for cheating by impersonation (section 419) and cheating (section 420) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sadar police station.
According to police records, 2,270 cases related to cyber crime were registered at the cyber crime cell. This is a 15% increase from 1,923 such cases registered in 2015. In 2016, 1,260 cases related to online banking, and credit/debit card fraud, have been registered by police.
In 2015, half of the total cyber crime cases concerned debit/credit card frauds.