The information about the problems raised in the bank is also reaching the fraudsters. The news has come out from Mumbai. Here a brother and sister told their problem to the bank. A few days later he got a call. The person in front claimed that he was speaking to the bank. The accused sent a link to the victims on their mobiles on the pretext of removing their problems, then got the OTP and blew 50 thousand rupees from the account.
Media reports According to reports, the brother of a 32-year-old tuition teacher arrived in Khetwadi, Mumbai to deposit cash in a cash deposit machine of a nationalized bank. There was some technical fault in the machine. After this the victim and her brother complained to the bank. A few days later, the victim got a call from a person. The man claimed that he was calling from the bank. It is alleged that the fraudster sent a phishing link to the victim on the pretext of removing her troubles. After sharing the OTP details on that link, Rs 50,000 was withdrawn from the victim’s account. Police are probing how the fraudster got information about the problem raised in the bank.
According to DB Marg police, the victims are from Sikka Nagar. On the evening of August 13, his brother went to the bank’s cash deposit machine to deposit Rs 50,000 in cash. There was a problem with the machine while depositing the cash. For the next three days the machine was faulty. On August 16, the victim and her brother reached the bank and explained the problem. Bank officials asked him to fill a form and said that the money would be deposited in his account in a week.
On August 18, the victim received a call from an unknown number. The caller claimed to have called from the bank and said that he wanted to verify the complaint. The accused sent a link to the victim. As soon as the victim opened the link and typed the amount of Rs 50,000, an OTP came on her phone. After entering the OTP on the link, Rs 50,000 was debited from the victim’s account.
Police said the victim approached the police and lodged a complaint on August 18. The police have registered a case under several sections, but the big thing is how the complaint which was given in the bank reached the fraudsters. Does it involve any person inside the bank? The police is investigating the matter
keep these things in mind
- Do not click on any unknown link coming on mobile.
- If someone asks you to share OTP on a call, don’t tell at all.
- Verify people who identify themselves as representative of the bank