An unidentified person has been booked by the Ponda Police on charges of alleged online fraud. The arrest was made after a woman from Amarkhane-Keri, Ponda complained about activities related to online fraud. As per the victim, the accused man pretended to be the manager of bank and asked the details of her bank account over a phone call.
The accused man had called the victim over phone on Tuesday earlier this week and asked her Aadhar card number and her ATM-cum-debit card number. The woman gave the details and soon she was robbed off her money from the bank account whose details she gave. The man had also asked her for the OTP (One Time Password) which was given to him by the victim woman. Using all these details the accused shopped for a total of Rs 34,000 of goods from different places.
The accused shopped at four places using the details given by the woman. The surprising thing in the case is that while the man was shopping the woman remained on the call and gave him all the OTPs that came.
The Ponda police is now seeking access to internet protocol (IP) number of the accused’s system used to rob the money in order to trace him. The incident is a big lesson to all. We all are using internet banking and mobile banking today.
Beware of such frauds, as a customer of bank you should know that bank will never ask you for your password. There is no harm in being extra cautious, remember never to give your any details whatsoever over phone call. In case you come across any such activity, you must report it to your bank right away.