73-year-old Mumbai man gives card details to cyber criminal posing as bank executive, loses Rs70,000

Mumbai city news: The criminal asked for the man’s 16-digit number, as well as his CVV number.

mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2017 13:28 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,cybercrime,card fraud
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A 73-year-old man from Santacruz (East) recently lost Rs70,000 to a cyber-criminal, who posed as a bank executive and took his credit card details on the pretext of giving him lifetime validity.

According to the Vakola police, the complainant received a phone call around 2 pm sometime last month from the fraudster, who posed as an executive from his bank.

“He said my credit card’s validity wasending and it will soon be blocked. He then asked me if i wanted to make it valid for a lifetime. He told me he would need my card details for verification process. He asked me for the 16 digit number and the CVV number,” said the complainant in the FIR. The same day, within few hours, about Rs 70,000 was debited from the man’s account.

The Vakola police have registered a FIR under section 420 and 419 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cheating and impersonation, and 66C for identity theft of the Information technology (IT) Act.

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 16:11 IST