Businessman Tried to Track Two Undelivered Bhujia Packets, Lost 2.25 Lakhs
What is the whole matter –
According to the information, on April 22, the businessman ordered some goods from an online grocery store. He got all the goods, but two packets of Bhujia were not found. Its price was 400 rupees. On May 1, he searched the grocery website number on Google. But here he found a fake helpline number, which was uploaded by the cyber thugs stating the customer care number of that website. The thugs asked him the account number, registered mobile number and the CVV number of the ATM card. The thugs then sent a link to their mobile and asked to forward it to another number. After this, he also asked the UPI PIN and the OTP that came on the mobile and the businessman also shared that. Within two hours, Rs 2.25 lakh was withdrawn from his account in four transaction. Then he realized that he was cheated.
Cybercrime investigator Ritesh Bhatia expressed regret –
Cybercrime investigator Ritesh Bhatia told how the thugs agreed the victim for bank account number, CVV, UPI PIN and OTP. He successfully set up the UPI account on his mobile and he also had the details of the card, thus money withdrawing is very easy He expressed surprise that even after reading about hundred number of crimes everyday, people still share the OTP and CVV numbers.
Cyber Police DIG Harish Baijal said that people need to be careful. We keep issuing advisories to the people and make people aware through the Twitter handle. Avoid this kind of trap and please do not share your card details, CVV, OTP with anyone.