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29-year-old man duped of Rs 59K in online fraud while returning trousers

On April 23, around 5:30 pm, the person asked for the complainant's debit card number with the false intent of returning the money. He also asked for the one time password (OTP) received by Patil. When Patil shared the OTP, he lost Rs 59,013 from his HDFC bank account.  

pune Updated: Jun 04, 2018 17:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Cyber crime cell of Pune police, the local police, as well as the Reserve Bank of India, have repeatedly warned citizens against sharing OTPs or bank card and account credentials with unidentified people.
Cyber crime cell of Pune police, the local police, as well as the Reserve Bank of India, have repeatedly warned citizens against sharing OTPs or bank card and account credentials with unidentified people.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A 29-year-old man was duped of Rs 59,013 while returning a pair of short trousers he had bought online.

Udaykumar Patil, 29, is a resident of Bhosari area of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).

Patil had purchased a pair of short trousers from an online company. However, he received an email from an unidentified person claiming the order had been rejected.

Patil had paid Rs 393 for the pair of trousers through an online transaction. Upon receiving the email, Patil responded demanding return of the paid money.

On April 23, around 5:30 pm, the person asked for the complainant's debit card number with the false intent of returning the money. He also asked for the one time password (OTP) received by Patil. When Patil shared the OTP, he lost Rs 59,013 from his HDFC bank account.

When Patil realised what had happened, he approached Bhosari police. A case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 66(c) of the Information Technology Act was registered at Bhosari police station. Ajay Bhosale, police inspector (crime) of Bhosari police station, is investigating the case.

Cyber crime cell of Pune police, the local police, as well as the Reserve Bank of India, have repeatedly warned citizens against sharing OTPs or bank card and account credentials with unidentified people.