Cyber cons strike once more; man duped of Rs 50,000 in bank card fraud | Chandigarh Information


Panchkula: In yet one more incident of cyber crime, a 24-year-old man was duped of Rs 50,000 when he shared his OTP with some unknown caller who lured him by rising the credit score worth on his bank card. A case of fraud has been registered.
In his police criticism, Ankit Bansal, 24, an IT agency worker primarily based in Sector 15 stated that he has owned an SBI bank card for 2 years. On Sunday, he stated he acquired a name relating to enhance within the bank card restrict and getting on-line providers. When the sufferer agreed to extend his bank card restrict, the accused requested for the OTP (One Time Password) acquired on his cellphone. As quickly as he gave the OTP, the accused withdrew Rs 49,270 from his checking account in two completely different transactions. By the point Ankit tried to name the sufferer again, his quantity had turned untraceable.
The accused approached the cops on the cyber cell and a case was registered beneath Part 406 (punishment for legal breach of belief) and 420 (dishonest) of the IPC on the Sector 14 police station.
ASI Didar Singh, the investigation officer stated “The quantity from which the sufferer acquired the decision has been placed on tracing and groups are working to nab the accused. Investigation is in progress.”
Cyber cell officers stated that in case of on-line fraud, individuals should contact the police on the cyber cell criticism portal or name on 155260.
DCP Mohit Handa stated, “Cyber crime is rising daily and the general public want to stay up to date and alert earlier than doing any exercise on-line or to unknown callers. Solely such alertness can save one from getting duped.”
Contact police
In case of on-line fraud/crime, these affected should contact the police on cyber cell criticism portal made by the ministry of house affairs or name on 155260.
Current Incidents:
August 2: An aged girl, mom of a Colonel, was duped of Rs 45,000 in an internet fraud case when she was requested to provide OTP failing which her landline connection could be disconnected
July 22: A lady who put her couch set on the market on OLX acquired a name from a person who duped her of Rs 41,000 in an internet fee fraud. A case was registered
July 22: A 69-year-old man was blackmailed by a gaggle of on-line fraudsters who despatched him a buddy request and lured him into lewd act on video name with a lady. They later threatened him saying that his nude photograph and video could be circulated on-line and duped him of Rs 16.11 lakh
July 11: A lady was duped of Rs 42,999 when she acquired a name from an individual who confirmed curiosity within the couch set she had posted on the market on an internet sale/buy app
June 15: A senior citizen misplaced Rs 4.41 lakh to fraudsters in an internet fraud when he was in search of buyer care numbers on-line
Do’s and Don’ts
– By no means consider in Google or some other on-line search engine’s prime search as genuine tackle/contact quantity you’re in search of
– By no means share your financial institution particulars with anybody
– Financial institution or any buyer care service supplier by no means asks in your private financial institution, debit/bank card particulars or any cellular fee account particulars and OTP
– By no means share your OTP and by no means obtain any cellular software on any caller’s suggestion
– Keep away from utilizing internet banking at cyber café or another pc aside from private pc
– All the time bear in mind your username and password, don’t reserve it in your cellphone or desktop
– Use HTTPS web sites


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