Cyber Police Kashmir Zone, Srinagar under the supervision of SP, cracked three Cyber fraud cases after receiving multiple complaints and helped the victims to get back their hard earned money of Rs 3,00,000.
Three different cases were reported in Cyber Police Station Srinagar from Jammu division regarding fraudulent withdrawals of money through Vishing (OTP) Fraud.
One complainant age 75 years from Akhnoor was duped of an amount of Rs 1,75,000/- in which he received a fraud phone call from an unknown caller who introduced himself as J&K Bank official and informed him that his debit card (ATM card) has been blocked and politely asked him to share the card details along with 06 digit OTP number for unblocking the card. Within a few minutes an amount of Rs 1,75,000/- (One Lakh Seventy Five Thousand) were debited from his bank account. The aggrieved person immediately contacted Cyber Police Station Kashmir and shared details about the incident. Financial Fraud Team of Cyber Police Kashmir responded quickly and due to the timely action, all the transactions were blocked and an amount of Rs 1,75,000/- (One Lakh Seventy-Five Thousand) was saved from the fraudsters and the process of refund has been initiated.
In another similar incident, a 68 year old person from Mendhar area of District Poonch approached Cyber Police Station Srinagar through J&K Bank that he has been duped/cheated of an amount Rs 63000/- (Sixty Three Thousand) after sharing the OTP over the phone with the fraudsters. Timely action by the Cyber Police team saved the complainants hard earned amount of Rs 63000/- (Sixty Three Thousand Rupees).
In a third similar incident, another person from Kuthua district was duped by the fraudsters through Vishing OTP fraud of an amount of Rs 63000/- (Sixty Three Thousand). The complainant received the fraud call for linking Aadhaar number to his bank account. He was informed to share the card details along with a 06 digit OTP number for linking the card and within a few minutes an amount of Rs 63000/- (Sixty Three Thousand) was debited from his bank account that he has saved for his daughter’s marriage. The complainant immediately contacted Cyber Police Kashmir and shared all the fraud transaction details. Financial Fraud Team of Cyber Police Kashmir took immediate action and successfully blocked all the transactions and an amount of Rs 63000/- (Sixty Three Thousand). was saved from the fraudsters and the process of refund has been initiated. While divulging the details of the cases, Tahir Ashraf SP Cyber Police Kashmir said that the Jammu and Kashmir Police is committed to serve the citizens on all the fronts and Cyber Police Kashmir is active in responding to the distress calls regarding online frauds and cheating.
“SP Cyber Police Kashmir Tahir Ashraf advised General public to remain cautious about strange phone calls and asked citizens not to share their account details and credit/ debit card details with anybody”. Cyber criminals are adopting innovative ways to rob customers and are trying hard to target gullible people. General public as well as the victim’s appreciated the work of Cyber Police Kashmir.