Woman posing as bank official cheats Mumbai auto driver of Rs24,000
The woman told Yadav that his debit card was old and would be blocked unless renewed.mumbai Updated: Jul 03, 2017 10:14 IST
An unidentified woman posing as a bank official recently cheated a 32-year-old rickshaw driver of Rs24,000 on the pretext of renewing his debit card. No arrests have been made.
According to Santacruz police, the driver, Baliram Yadav, received a call on April 16 at 8 am from the woman who identified herself as an official from his bank.
“She told Yadav that his debit card was old and would be blocked unless renewed. For this, she asked him the 16-digit number on the card. She called him again to get the one time password (OTP) which he had received on his mobile phone. After receiving all information, she disconnected the call,” said a police officer.
Within a few minutes, eight messages flashed on his mobile, saying Rs 24,000 was debited from his bank account, said the officer.
Yadav called his bank and got the card blocked.
The Santacruz police have registered a case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 C (punishment for identity theft) of the Information Technology Act with .
An official from Santacruz police said, “We are trying to find out from which part of the country the money was been withdrawn. We are also probing to find out from where the woman made the phone call.”