Mumbra doctor loses 1 lakh to online fraudsters
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