Time and again, people are warned not to share their banking details such as password, card no. or OTP with anyone. However, fraudsters create such a situation that a person gets into their trap and ends up suffering a big loss after disclosing crucial details.
The same happened with a 37-yr home-maker named Ranjani Menon who hails from Antop Hill. She received a fake call and was asked to pay Rs. 10 online for processing her resume which she submitted to a job portal. She shared the one-time password (OTP) with the caller and soon after it, she suffered a loss of Rs. 75,000.
The incident took place on 6th February and within 20 minutes after the transfer, 10 transactions had been made to withdraw the amount.
The caller identified herself as Priya Sharma and said that she called from the portal where the woman uploaded her resume for a job.
This is what Times Of India is told by Sanjeev, husband of Ranjani,
“The caller told my wife to pay Rs. 10 processing fee for the same. Her SBI credit card and Canara Bank debit card, which she tried to use to pay, were blocked after the incident.”
Here’s what the complaint states,
“I followed the caller’s instructions as she said my bio-data has been selected. She asked to pay Rs. 10 and fill the form online. First I tried to pay Rs. 10 through my SBI credit card however but the money did not get deducted. So I used my Canara bank debit card, the same thing happened.”
As Ranjani found it difficult, she disclosed the OTP to the caller who asked her to do so for helping her.
The Antop Hill police station said,
“The fraudster got hold of the victim’s card details after she tried to make the payment on the website.”
We again request our readers to keep their personal and banking details confidential so that they don’t have to suffer losses by falling a prey to such scams.