Giving details of his debit card to a woman, who posed as bank executive, cost a senior citizen from Mumbai Rs71,000.
The 73-year-old man has an account in a private bank and uses its debit card. On May 12, the woman called him, claiming the validity of the card was getting over and it would be blocked soon.
Claiming there was a provision to make the card available for life-time use, she asked him for his 16-digit card number, CVV and one-time password (OTP).
Within minutes, he received messages from the bank that Rs71,000 had been debited from his account. The senior citizen got his card blocked and approached the local police.
An FIR has been registered under IPC section 420 for cheating and 66C (identity theft) of the Information Technology Act.