In this era we are advancing in technology at every second, we are also getting one step closer to more risks and insecurity. And the interesting thing about this risk is that no one is exempted!
If you are thinking that the high class or the bureaucrat section do not face any incident related to fraud, then you are wrong. Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s wife and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur fell prey to online fraud where she lost ₹23 lakh to a scamster.
Let us know the whole incident carefully.
The scamster had called the Patiala MP posing as a bank manager and was successful in duping her to get the Bank Account Number, ATM Card Number, CVC Number and also the OTP (one-time-password).
According to the Patiala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu, the incident happened on July 29 when the MP was in Delhi to attend the Parliament session.
Next, once the matter was reported to police, a team of cyber cell experts was put on the job to trace the caller. Attaul Ansari is one of the key members of a gang of such cybercriminals who are operating from remote Jamtara village in Jharkhand. The Ranchi Police arrested the conman, Attaul Ansari on August 3. The Patiala Police after which reached the Jharkhand capital to bring the accused on production warrant.
The FIR has been filed against him stating that the accused posed as a State Bank of India manager and told the Patiala MP that he needed her account details to deposit the pending arrears and some salary component.
This incident is a warning to every Indian who has a bank account – you need to understand the importance of privacy in today’s era and not disclose your private details to ANYONE. Your Bank details are yours to keep that cannot be revealed to anyone and especially to someone who has called you posing a manager.
State Bank of India clears mentions that their staffs never call up asking for bank details to their customers and the bank details are a liability of the customers themselves and no one.