Man duped of Rs 4.08 lakh in name of linking Aadhaar to mobile number

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Apr 2018 10:24:05



Staff Reporter,

An online fraudster, posing as representative of Airtel, duped an Engineer of Rs 4.08 lakh in the name of linking Aadhaar with his mobile number on Tuesday, informed Nandanvan police.

Victim Kamlesh Kumar Singh Rajkumar Singh (55), a resident of Plot No. 75, Khandwani town, near Swaminarayan temple, recovered a phone call from a person who impersonated him as representative of Airtel. On pretext of linking Aadhaar to mobile number, the caller asked for Aadhaar number, his ICICI bank details including debit card number.

After getting the details, the conman transferred Rs 4.08 lakh to his bank account from victim’s bank account. The fraud came to fore when the victim received an alert of transaction on mobile phone. The victim tried to contact the conman but his mobile number was switched off.
The victim is an engineer with a private company. The police have registered the case under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Beware of online fraudsters

Do not share details of Aadhaar card, debit/credit card and bank account to anyone on telephone. No banks or mobile companies ask for the details to their customer on telephone. Cyber criminals have come up with new trick to dupe bank account holders by trapping them on pretext of linking Aadhaar. They uses tricks of warning by saying it is mandatory to link Aadhaar. Do not fall prey to their tricks and lodge a complaint at police station against the caller, said police.