Mumbai woman loses nearly Rs 1 lakh after divulging credit card details, OTPs over phone
The woman shared details of four credit cards. When the fraudster asked for one more card, she shared her colleague’s card details too along with the One-Time Passwords
A fraudster posing as a bank official on the phone has allegedly cheated an HR professional from a multinational company of Rs 94,000 on the fake request of redeeming payback points.
The woman, upon hearing that the person was from a registered branch of the bank, decided to share details of four credit cards, reports the Hindustan Times.
When the fraudster asked for more than one card, she shared her colleague's card details along with OTPs.
As per an FIR filed on September 28 at Powai police station, the woman had received a call while at work in her Andheri office where the accused posed as an official from the bank and said that he could redeem the payback points on her credit cards to her accounts.
The fraudster claimed he was calling from the Nariman Point branch of her bank.
The woman realised the fraud only after receiving SMSs on her phone about the debited cash from her bank account.
She immediately rushed to the local police station where a case was registered under the IPC, Information Technology Act and cheating.The Mumbai police are still trying to trace the phone call.