It was a smart crime involving a smart phone that was caught on the web.
A youth, who used his uncle’s ATM/debit card to buy his own cell phone from a shopping website, was caught by the cyber crime cell, Hazratganj a couple of days ago.
He had posted his Samsung Galaxy S-III for sale on the shopping website — www.ebay.in — that facilitates online sale and purchase of mobiles, gadgets and other stuff.
Complainant RS Srivastava (the youth’s uncle) received an SMS alert on his cell phone at 5.27pm on October 4 that his SBI account debit card had been used for purchase of a phone worth Rs. 25,000.
As Srivastava had not bought the cell phone, he lodged a complaint with the Gudamba police station, which was transferred to the cyber crime cell.
“The youth had details of his uncle’s ATM/debit card and that’s how he was able to misuse it. Since the matter was within the family, the complainant withdrew his complaint. Hence, the police did not take further action in the case,” said Dinesh Yadav, circle officer, Hazratganj.
“The youth posted his cell phone on the website and purchased the same himself using his uncle’s debit card for the transaction,” added Yadav.