Policeman and Air Force officer become victims of cyber crime
GURGAON: A city cop and a retired air commodore fell into the net of credit-based card fraudsters and altogether lost more than Rs 75,000 from their accounts after unintentionally sharing their debit and credit card details within the phone.
In the first case, Narain Prasad, a policeman surviving in Police Lines, was duped of Rs 27,800 when this individual shared his debit card details with a mysterious caller, who claimed himself to be bank executive, the police said.
On February 13, Prasad got a call on his cellular phone from an unidentified person claiming to be a bank professional. He sought Prasad’s charge card details and banking account number under the pretext of renewing his cards. An hour later, Prasad got an SMS that Rs 27,800 experienced been transferred from his account with an online deal, ” said inspector Jaipal Singh of Civil line police station, who is investigating the case. The situation was transferred to the internet crime cell, where the investigator found out that the allegations were true and recommended the law enforcement station to file a FIR against the unfamiliar caller.
In the second such case that occurred on January 23, complainant Praksah Dikshit, an out of production Air Commandant of Air Force and a citizen told police that he had received a call from an unfamiliar caller claiming to be dealing with the SBI.