Credit card details compromised, bank employee loses Rs 91,000 in Mumbai

The incident in question took place on September 5, when Rajesh took a flight to Kolkata from the city.

Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published:September 17, 2015 1:48 am

A 35-year-old bank employee lost Rs 91,000 after his credit card was used for a series of unauthorised transactions last week even as his credit card was with him all the while.There have been scores of cases in Mumbai over the past one year, when fraudsters managed to get bank account details and make unauthorised transactions. On Wednesday Rajesh Jain (name changed), a Malad-resident, approached the BKC cyber police station and submitted his complaint.

The incident in question took place on September 5, when Rajesh took a flight to Kolkata from the city. When he reached Kolkata, he got two alerts about transactions on his credit card that he did not identify.

Ironically, Rajesh is an employee of the bank whose credit card details were compromised. “ When I got the two alerts, I immediately contacted the bank customer service.They informed me that a series of six transactions totaling Rs 91,000 had been made online using my internet pin,” Jain told The Indian Express. The transactions had been made at a bill payment portal and a travel portal, a trend common in other cases of unauthorised transactions as well. Following this, the card was blocked and the bank gave Jain a temporary credit for the amount he lost. Jain then approached the BKC cyber police station Wednesday and gave his application. The bank gave him an acknowledged application copy but no FIR was registered in the matter.

mohamed.thaver@expressindia.com

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