In the first case, the wife of a retired army officer was cheated by an unidentified man who took account details over the phone by presenting himself as a bank employee.
On the investigation report of cyber crime cell, two cases of fraud have been registered at different police stations in Gurgaon on Tuesday morning.
In the first case, the wife of a retired army officer was cheated by an unidentified man who took account details over the phone by presenting himself as a bank employee. The accused was successful in withdrawing Rs 25,000 from the account.
The victim, who was a resident of block P in DLF Phase-2, had an account with the private bank.
The accused called the retired army officer’s wife and said that the victim’s debit card was old and hence it was cancelled by the bank. He requested for account password and PIN number stating that they were needed for issuance of the new card.
“The complainant unwittingly shared the details of his debit card and was shocked to receive a text message from the bank saying Rs 25,000 has been transferred from his account,” assistant sub-inspector Pradeep Singh, investigating officer at DLF Phase-2 police station, said.
“Our investigation revealed that the accused forged documents to get a mobile phone connection and calls were made from a Naxal-infested area of Jharkhand,” Singh said.
The victim immediately visited the bank and informed officials about the transaction. The bank forwarded the complaint to the cyber crime cell.
In the other incident, a resident of Palm Drive in Sector-66 complained that Rs 19,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from her account. She filed a complaint at the Badshahpur police station. The incident happened in the last month.
“The victim said her debit card is with her and she did not use it for any online shopping or withdrawal of cash,” Vinod Kumar, station house officer (SHO), Badshahpur police station, said.