Mumbai woman gives details of her 4 credit cards, colleague’s card, loses Rs 94k
The woman shared details of four credit cards and when the fraudster asked for one more card, she shared her colleague’s card details too along with the One-Time Passwords (OTP), police said.mumbai Updated: Oct 05, 2017 10:06 IST
A fraudster, posing as a bank official on the phone, allegedly cheated an HR professional from a multi-national company of Rs94,000 on the pretext of redeeming payback points.
The woman shared details of four credit cards and when the fraudster asked for one more card, she shared her colleague’s card details too along with the One-Time Passwords (OTP), police said.
According to the Powai police, where a First Information Report (FIR) was registered on September 28, the 49-year-old woman complainant, a resident of Andheri (East), had received a phone call from the fraudster while she was at work in Andheri. The accused, posing as an official from her bank, said he could redeem the payback points on her credit cards to her accounts, police said.
According to the police, the woman said the fraudster gave a name and told he was calling from the Nariman Point branch of her bank, which is why she thought it was genuine.
After receiving SMSes on the mobile phone saying that money was debited, the woman realised she had been duped and went to her local police station, where a case was registered against an unidentified accused.
A FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act for impersonation, identity theft and cheating. The police said they are trying to trace the phone call.