NERUL WOMAN LOSES 15,000 TO CARD FRAUD

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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