PANJIM: Two Rajasthan natives, one of whom hails from a town bordering Pakistan have been taken into custody for duping a woman of Rs 12.76 lakh in Goa.
The Cyber Crime Cell of Goa Police has arrested Darshan Singh, aged 43 years from Anupgarh (bordering Pakistan) and Lakhvinder Singh, aged 26 years in a case of online Vishing fraud, taking cognizance of a complaint filed by the Mapusa resident.
“The lady was cheated through Vishing (Voice Call) on the pretext of updating her bank debit card by the bank official and she was made to share all her banking details including the ATM cum debit card details and net banking details over phone. On sharing the bank details, amount of Rs 12, 76, 610 was transferred from her bank account into other accounts. The Cyber Crime Police Station is further investigating the case to trace and arrest the other accused involved,” SP (PRO) Shobhit Saxena said in a press statement issued, on Tuesday.
Against the backdrop of the case registered on June 18, 2020, the Cyber Crime Police Station has issued an advisory to general public not to share any banking details over the phone, email or messages; and instead visit their nearest branch, if they face any issues. The citizens are also advised to inform the Cyber Crime Police Station if they receive such calls, emails or messages asking for banking details.
“They are also cautioned to ensure that they are calling on the right customer care number, especially when the customer care number is searched through search engine like Google or any other. It is advised to search for the bank website first and then from the website to get the customer care number instead of directly searching for the customer care number. There could be fraudsters who have posted their numbers as the customer care number of a bank or any other organisation, who then trick the caller to compromise their banking details through Phishing, Vishing or Smishing (through SMS),” reads the press release.