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Mumbai senior citizen gives ATM card number, PIN to fraudster who tells him his card would be blocked

According to the police, scared that his card would get blocked, Hussain gave his card number as well as PIN

mumbai Updated: Oct 05, 2017 09:47 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Mumbai cybercrime,Mumbai crime
According to the police, scared that his card would get blocked, Hussain gave his card number as well as PIN. However, within 10 minutes of the phone call, Hussain received a message on his mobile phone that Rs 50,000 was withdrawn from his account. (File)

 A senior citizen from Kurla was allegedly cheated of Rs50,000 by an unidentified caller who got him to share his 19-digit ATM card number and pin, on Tuesday.

According to officers from Vinoba Bhave police station, the victim — Nisamuddin Ibarat Hussain , 61, a resident of the HDIL building in Kurla, received a call on his mobile phone on Tuesday evening. The caller told Hussain that he was an employee of the SBI bank and that he wanted to verify Hussain’s bank details. Hussain told the employee that he would go to the bank and talk to an official there, the police said.

However, the caller did not let up.

“The caller told Hussain that he needed the ATM card number and the one-time password (OTP) as part of the bank’s new policy, failing which Hussain’s card would be blocked,” said sub-inspector Vinod Durve, from the Vinoba Bhave police station.

According to the police, scared that his card would get blocked, Hussain gave his card number as well as PIN. However, within 10 minutes of the phone call, Hussain received a message on his mobile phone that Rs 50,000 was withdrawn from his account.

Hussain then approached the police and registered case against the unidentified caller.

“We are tracing the number from which Hussain received the call. We have registered a case under sections 420 of the IPC for cheating and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act,” said Durve.

First Published: Oct 05, 2017 09:44 IST