Mum­bra doc­tor loses 1 lakh to on­line fraud­sters

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Faisal Tan­del faisal.tan­del@hin­dus­tan­

THANE: A doc­tor from a hos­pi­tal in Mum­bra was al­legedly cheated of Rs1.2 lakh by on­line fraud­sters af­ter he shared his one-time pass­word (OTP) with them around 10 days ago. The Thane cy­ber cell has re­ceived a com­plaint.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, who ap­proached the cy­ber cell of Thane po­lice, the doc­tor re­ceived a call from an un­known num­ber around 10 days ago, when the per­son al­legedly claimed to be a bank rep­re­sen­ta­tive and asked him to share the OTP re­ceived on his mo­bile phone.

“The com­plainant had a credit card and the fraud­ster was in process of on­line shop­ping, where an OTP was sent to the mo­bile num­ber of the com­plainant,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Thane com­mis­sion­er­ate.

The doc­tor, who is in his early 30s, said he was busy at­tend­ing a pa­tient when he re­ceived around 10 calls ask­ing him to share the OTP.

“He shared the OTP and the fraud­sters pro­ceeded with their on­line shop­ping. When the com­plainant saw the bal­ance in the credit card was nil, he was shocked. The next day he ap­proached the Thane cy­ber cell,” said the of­fi­cer.

A se­nior of­fi­cer from Thane cy­ber cell al­legedly said that any per­son claim­ing to be a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of any na­tion­alised or pri­vate bank and ask­ing for bank de­tails could be a fraud­ster. “We should not share confidential bank de­tails with any­one,” said the of­fi­cer.

Any per­son claim­ing to be a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a bank and ask­ing for bank de­tails could be a fraud­ster.

SE­NIOR OF­FI­CER, Thane cy­ber cell

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