Rs 71,000 lost in identity theft by senior citizen

Though banks have been regularly providing various alerts through Email and SMS as they never ask any sensitive/confidential information over the telephone or through email, etc. But a senior citizen from Mumbai still got misled, when some female misrepresented as a Bank Executive and asked for various details as to Debit Card.

The 73 year old man gave the details such as debit card number, CVV details and even one-time password (OTP) in the hope that the Debit Card will be converted in to new one with lifetime validity but within few minutes he received a message that Rs 71,000 has been debited from his account. As a result FIR has been registered under Section 66C of Information Technology Act and Section 420 of Indian penal Code.

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    Mumbai cops put up posters, talk to banks to curb credit card fraud – The officers have started putting up 50,000 pamphlets in Andheri (east), informing people about such calls @ http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/mumbai-cops-put-up-posters-talk-to-banks-to-curb-credit-card-fraud/story-5heCaYgm9yi34ved6043CI.html

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