NERUL WOMAN LOSES 15,000 TO CARD FRAUD
NAVI MUMBAI: The Nerul police have registered a case after a 45- year- old homemaker lost Rs15,000 to cybercriminals.
According to the police, Amarjeet Kaur received a call from an unknown number on Wednesday. The caller introduced himself as a bank official and then asked for her credit card details.
“Kaur took that man for a genuine bank official and gave him all her card details. Within a few minutes, Rs15,000 was debited from her account. She later realised that she had been cheated and registered an FIR with us,” said Vikram Tharkar, police sub-inspector from Nerul police station.
Pratibha Shendge, police inspector of Navi Mumbai cyber cell, said, “Despite our repeated requests people give their secret bank details to unknown people either on phone or through email. With the help of those details the criminals make duplicate credit and debit cards and use them for online shopping. Because of this ignorance more and more people are falling prey to card frauds.”
“We suggest people not to give their account number, credit/ debit card number, date of birth or any other details to anyone on phone or through emails. Bank officials never ask of such details like that. If it is really necessary to share such details one should visit the nearest branch of the bank and give details to the concerned officials,” she added.