In most cases of Cyber Scam, scammers claim to be the executive of a bank or other platform and demand OTP from the Victim. In these cases, excuses like KYC update are also included.
online scam The cases are increasing day by day. Recently, while recharging the Set-top-box, a woman lost thousands of rupees. By the time the woman came to know about this fraud, it was too late.
This case is from Mumbai, where while recharging DTH, the woman was facing some problem during payment. After this he searched the customer care number of the DTH service provider on the internet and called the helpline number. As soon as the woman got the call and talked to the customer care executive, about 81 thousand rupees flew away from her account.
Know the matter in detail
The woman had paid Rs 931 online a few days back for DTH recharge. After this, when he did not get the confirmation message for a long time, nor was the balance of his set-top-box updated, he found the helpline number online and called it. Although the victim’s phone was not picked up then, but the next day an unknown person called on his phone, who was calling himself a customer care executive.
The woman mistook the executive to be genuine and gave remote access to her phone. After this, OTPs started coming on his phone and in no time a total of Rs 81,000 was cleared from his account. After the fraud came to the fore, the woman lodged a complaint with the police station.
In this whole matter, it is clear that the number on which the woman called was fake. The person calling himself as a customer care executive was a scammer. Due to the ignorance and carelessness of the woman, he was able to execute this online scam.
How to avoid online scam
No bank or authorized organization asks you for bank PIN or OTP. If someone asks you about these things on the phone by becoming a government employee or other executive, then do not share your important details even by mistake. These days, due to lack of information, many people are falling prey to such scams.