Don’t reveal your bank details on phone; ADGP

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

Taking cognizance on the increasing case of cyber fraud especially ATM fraud case, ADGP (Law and order) Ashok Kumar has cautioned the people against unwanted phone calls.  Don’t make mistake, the bank does not ask for ATM passwords. You should not disclose any such information related to bank account details, ATM card, credit card and password over phone. You should visit their banks instead.

He further mentioned that it has revealed that such gangs belong to Bihar and Jharkhand. Common people in Dehradun as elsewhere in the State are concerned with net banking transaction related crimes showing a spurt presently.

He suggested that people should change their password of debit and credit card on regular interval. They should not seek help from unknown person while withdrawing money from ATM. People are receiving unwanted phone calls daily from various sources, some from the banks they are customers of. Those on the other side cajole them into parting with details about the ATM card numbers, passwords and the like, they say. They further say that the callers make them nervous by saying that their cards would be deactivated in case they do not comply. Investigation of some such cases revealed that in one of the complaints, a complainant said that he received phone call from a person introducing himself as Aman Gupta from ATM headquarter, Mumbai.  He asked the complainant to tell him about   his ATM card number. He warned that otherwise his ATM card would close.

 Another complainant stated that he had received a call from one claiming to be SBI branch manager and asking him to inform him about his Aadhaar card no and 16 -digit bank account number to enable him to link his Aadhar Card to his bank account.

 Yet another complainant stated to the cyber cell that a person, saying he was calling from Mumbai, asked him to tell him about his 16- digit ATM number with the validity of his ATM expiring.

As per the investigation of the complaints received, the accused make illegal bank transactions through online shopping, mobile recharge, money transfer and other means, spiriting away money from the victims’ bank accounts.

 Kumar appealed to the people to register their complaints at the local police stations or Bank Fraud Complaint Cell soon after they discover illegal bank transaction. They can also call on 100, 9456591502 and 0135-2655900 for registering complaint.

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