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Sales tax inspector from Mumbai loses ₹10,000 to credit card fraud

The 30-year-old inspector was cheated of his money after he shared credit card details with a caller; cheating case filed against unidentified woman.

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2018 11:42 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times
The accused told the complainant he had to share his credit card details to claim a cash voucher.(Representational photo)

A 30-year-old sales tax inspector working at Mazgaon was cheated of ₹10,000 after he shared his credit card details with a caller. The Byculla police have registered a case of cheating against an unidentified woman.

According to the police, the complainant, Dattarey Gangadhar Giri, who is a resident of Chunabhatti, claimed that he had first received the call on May 16 when he was at his Mazagoan office. The caller told Giri that he had won a cash voucher of ₹10,000 on his credit card. She said he had to share his credit card details to claim the prize.

“Giri cut the call, saying he did not have his card with him. He received another call the next day, but he didn’t have his card again. When she called again on May 18, he shared his credit card number and CVV. She identified herself as Neha Sharma from the bank customer service of a public sector bank,” said an official from Byculla police station.

Later, the woman convinced him to share the one time password he received on his phone for the completion of a ‘procedure. After a few minutes, he received a message that ₹10,000 has been debited from his account towards online shopping. Giri then realised his blunder and registered a police complaint.

First Published: May 21, 2018 11:30 IST