Online fraudsters hit Mavalli resident for Rs 94,059

Online fraudsters hit Mavalli resident for Rs 94,059

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-04-06 13:43 Bengaluru: A private firm employee in Bengaluru has complained that online fraudsters stole Rs 94,059 from his bank account, conducting seven transactions within 53 minutes.Mavalli resident N Darshan filed the complaint with police at Pavagada in Tumkur district that the money was phished from his account at a bank in his hometown YN Hosakote in Tumakuru district.Police said that they have registered a case under the provision of IT Act and also section 420 of IPC for cheating against the unknown persons.Darshan explained how he lost his money within few minutes after he received two mobile calls from unknown person claiming as bank official.“I was at my room in Mavalli in Bengaluru and around 8.30 am on March 10, when I got a phone call. The caller claimed that he was calling from Canara Bank and asked my ATM pin and also CVV number of my debit card. Twice, I refused to provide the information. But, I received a message at 8.43 am, informing me that mobile banking has been activated for my bank account. Again I got third phone call at 8.45 am from the same number and this time I revealed my ATM pin and CVV to the caller. Later, I started to receive messages intimating the deduction of money from my account,” Darshan explained in his statement.Tumkur police said that the online cheat transferred Rs 2,030 at 8.57 am, another Rs 2,030 at 8.59 am, Rs 5000 at 9 am and Rs 4,999 at 9.03 am. The fraudsters looted Rs14,059 in four transactions done in only seven minutes. The withdrawals stopped till 9.47 am when they resumed. The strangers withdrew Rs 30,000 at 9.47 am, another Rs 30,000 at 9.48 am and finally Rs20000 at 9.50 am. They managed to trans Rs80,000 in just four minutes.Darshan informed about the fraud to the Cyber Police wing of CID Karnataka. He later visited the police station to file a complaint after it was found that his case not come under the purview of Cyber Crime police as the amount involved was below Rs1 lakh.It may be recall that the state police chief Om Prakash too fell prey to online fraud after the miscreants managed to took his Rs10,000 after they got his PIN and CVV number last year.Recently, Abhishek Goyal, DCP (CAR) got a call from online fraudsters, but he was careful not provide any secret codes to the cheaters. Goyal tweeted it on March 22 saying “got a call myself from  919576046324 asking for ATM details in very badly accented tone. #BewareFraud”.The police have requested the public not to provide any secret details of banking including PIN and CVV numbers to strangers to avoid being cheated.