Chandigarh resident duped of ₹40,905 after sharing OTP over phone
The complainant, a resident of Modern Housing Complex, Chandigarh, alleged that a woman posing as an insurance agent noted the OTP shared with him and later completed a transaction of ₹40,905
A resident of Modern Housing Complex (MHC), Manimajra, was duped by an unidentified woman who impersonated a bank employee and cheated him of ₹40,905.
As per police, the incident happened on February 5 this year when Dinesh Kumar Badhwar alleged that the woman called him regarding an insurance premium waiver and upgradation of his credit card and activation of domestic usage on his card for online transactions.
Badhwar alleged that the woman noted the one-time password (OTP) shared with him and later completed a transaction of ₹40,905.
A case under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the cyber crime police station. No arrests have been made yet.
PGIMER holds INASL 2022
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Panchkula MC to distribute 95,000 tricolours
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Tree collapses in Sector 7, damages car
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CTU offers free travel to women on Raksha Bandhan
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Mohali gets disease helpline number
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Health dept inspects shops in Kharar and Zirakpur
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PU unveils training facility on dismantling e-waste
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