Cyber fraudster dupes bank manager impersonating as her colleague from IT department
According to the police, the 44-year-old victim has been working as a bank manager since 1993 and was posted at the bank’s Bandra east branch.Updated: Jun 05, 2017 10:23 IST
A manager of a public sector bank in Mumbai’s Bandra was duped of Rs 19,900 by a cyber fraudster who tricked her to give her debit card details impersonating as her colleague from the IT department.
Revealing the incident on Monday, BKC police said the 44-year-old victim has been working as a bank manager since 1993 and was posted at the bank’s Bandra east branch.
The victim has a current and a savings account in the branch. One of her accounts was blocked.
Last month, while on duty she received a phone call from the fraudster who posed as a manager of the bank’s IT department and inquired about her blocked account.
The woman did not suspect anything amiss as she did not expect that this personal information had been leaked to the fraudster.
The man asked her for her 16 digit debit card number as part of a process to unblock the card. He then asked for the one time password (OTP) she received on her mobile at the pretext of a verification process being underway.
Soon after the woman received a message informing her that Rs 19,900 were withdrawn from her account.
Incidentally, her phone got switched off after she received the message. The accused then called her on her second mobile number in a bid to dupe her of more money.
She, however, disconnected the call and approached the BKC police station. A FIR has been registered under section 419, 420 of IPC for impersonation and cheating and under 66C of IT Act for identity theft.
First Published: Jun 05, 2017 10:22 IST