Chandigarh resident duped of 40,905 after sharing OTP over phone

Updated on Aug 10, 2022 03:19 AM IST

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 Chandigarh resident was duped of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,905 after sharing OTP over phone for an an insurance premium waiver. (iStockphoto)
A Chandigarh resident was duped of 40,905 after sharing OTP over phone for an an insurance premium waiver. (iStockphoto)
By, Chandigarh

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.

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