A 58-year-old woman from Colaba was shocked to receive a message on her mobile phone stating that her credit card had been used for shopping worth Rs 2.85 lakh at Uttarakhand.
The woman has registered a case with the Colaba police against unknown accused for duping the woman by using her credit card details.
Sabrina Fernandez, a resident of Colaba, received a message on her phone, which stated that shopping worth Rs 2.85 lakh had been done using her credit card in Mussoorie.
“The woman, who is a housewife, has no idea how she was cheated of such a huge amount through her credit card in a different state. She did not even receive a call to ask for her card details nor did she disclose the details anywhere else,” said an officer from Colaba police station.
The police said when the woman received the message, she immediately visited the branch of the bank concerned and informed them about the issue.
“The bank then blocked her credit card to stop any further usage and asked her to get an FIR registered,” the officer said.
The police further said generally people who indulge in online transactions are more susceptible to such frauds but in this case the medium of the accused to get the information is still unclear.
“We asked for the card details from the bank. Once we finish our investigation using the card details we will have a clear idea of the modus operandi,” the officer said.
The Colaba police have registered a case of forgery under sections 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information and Technology Act.