Noida: Cases of debit, credit card data theft rise by 50% in 2018

By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Dec 30, 2018

As per the data of cybercrime cell, the frauds related to theft of debit and credit card data have risen by almost 50 per cent in 2018 as compared to 2017.

In 2018, 722 cases have been reported to Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation (CCCI), Noida. The number of reported cases was 463 in 2017.

“Fraudsters have found several ways to steal credit and debit card data. Cloning of cards, replacing cards at ATMs by mischief, cloning SIM cards to get OTPs are become a common practices these days,” Ashok Kumar, SP Crime said.

Many victims have complained that they received message regarding transaction from their accounts without their permission. It is suspected that the fraudsters accessed data by installing devices in the ATM machines.

Many people complained that these kinds of things are only possible at the unmanned ATMs where CCTV cameras have not been installed. "The ready availability of skimming contraptions (one method of online fraud) is a key cause behind the growing instances of debit cards frauds," an officer in CCCI said.

The places where chances of stealing card information are higher include malls and restaurants. There are also high chances of waiter running the card through a skimmer while people wait for them to transact the amount.

In these circumstances, it is advisable to have proper vigil of the cards while transacting.

TAGS: Credit card fraud / Debit card fraud / Cybercrime cell Noida / Noida news