Cybercrime ALERT! Retired IAS officer duped of about Rs. 2 lakh! Check safety tips here | How-to

Cybercrime ALERT! Retired IAS officer duped of about Rs. 2 lakh! Check safety tips here

Fraudsters are coming up with new online fraud ideas to fool people. All you need to do is stay alert and follow certain safety tips. Check details here.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 07 2022, 13:53 IST
Cyber fraud
Here is how you can stay safe from online frauds. (Reuters)
Cyber fraud
Here is how you can stay safe from online frauds. (Reuters)

Cases of cybercrime are increasing rapidly in the country. Every incident that is being reported involves a new technique or way of fooling people. As per the latest information, this time cybercriminals have duped a retired woman IAS officer of around Rs. 2 lakhs on the pretext of home delivery of liquor. According to a report by Tribune India, Zohra Chatterji, a retired IAS officer, made an online order of liquor through jagdishwineshopgurgaon.com. After she placed the order, she received a call trusting which she shared her credit card number and even one time password (OTP).

After she shared the details, a message saying that Rs. 630 was debited through her credit card popped up in her phone. However, later the retired IAS officer figured out that a transaction of Rs. 1,92,477.50 had been carried out from her credit card. It can be noted that the incident took place on July 23, according to the complaint filed by the officer.

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“I get a call on my mobile. Being in a hurry as it was time for arrival of guests and trusting the caller, I shared my credit card number and even one time password (OTP). I got an SMS that 630 was debited through my credit card but later I was found the transaction of 1,92,477.50 from my credit card. Later, I realised that I have been duped and filed a complaint,” the retired IAS said in her complaint, as quoted by tribuneindia. An FIR has been registered after the woman's complaint.

According to the report, through the same website, some other people were also duped in Gurugram on the pretext of online liquor delivery. “We have put the mobile number used in this fraud on surveillance and are investigating. The accused will be nabbed at the earliest,” said Inspector Bijender Kumar, SHO, cybercrime police station.

Here are some of the safety tips you need to follow in order to stay safe from online fraud:

Step 1:

Never share your credit card details with anyone.

Step 2:

Never share one time password (OTP) received on your phone related to your credit or debit card with anyone.

Step 3:

Place online orders from authentic websites.

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First Published Date: 07 Aug, 13:53 IST
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