2 from Mumbai give credit, debit card details to ‘bank officials’, lose Rs1 lakh
On September 22, a 53-year-old man from Matunga was cheated of Rs74,000 by another fraudster, who claimed his debit card would be blocked if he did not part with the details.Updated: Sep 26, 2017 00:13 IST
Giving away debit and credit card details to fraudsters posing as bank officials cost two men from the city Rs1 lakh in two recent incidents.
According to the police, the first incident, involving a 28-year-old manager, took place on September 7. “The caller told me I had got reward points for making maximum use of my credit card. He asked for my card details and one-time password (OTP) to credit money to my account,” the complainant said.
“I was disturbed as a family member had passed away recently. I didn’t think much and gave the OTP in a hurry. Within minutes, Rs33,500 was debited from my account. The bank refused to return my money, claiming I was at fault. I approached the police complaint as I don’t want others to be cheated.”
On September 22, a 53-year-old man from Matunga was cheated of Rs74,000 by another fraudster, who claimed his debit card would be blocked if he did not part with the details.
Until July this year, Mumbai reported 391 cases of card fraud, of which only 43 have been solved so far.