Bengaluru: 2 employees lose Rs 1.9 lakh in credit card fraud | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Two private firm employees lost over Rs 1.9 lakh after they responded to unknown persons who contacted them over phone and offered to increase their credit score and limit.
A 23-year-old software engineer lost Rs 1.3 lakh on September 15 after he responded to a call made by a man on the pretext of helping him increase his credit card limit.
Avinash (name changed) from Ambedkarnagar near Whitefield received the call at 2.36pm. The miscreant introduced himself as an employee of the credit card wing of the private bank whose card Avinash had. He asked Avinash to share his card details. He responded to a message sent by the miscreants and on their instructions, he clicked on the link and provided the details.
The same night he received messages about spending Rs 1,29,900 using his credit card. He realised that somebody had tricked him and approached Whitefield CEN crime police station the next day.
In the other case, a 53-year-old employee lost Rs 61,000 in his bid to increase his credit score. Sagar (name changed), a resident of Jagadeeshnagar near HAL, received a call from a person on August 18, seeking his card details. The miscreant introduced himself as an employee of the credit card wing of the bank where Sagar had availed a card.
When Sagar clicked the link and provided details, the miscreant siphoned off Rs 61,000 from his card. Sagar enquired with the bank and learnt that the money was transferred to an account belonging to Manish Kum. He approached Whitefield CEN crime police on September 15 and filed a complaint.

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