Srinagar, Aug 10: Acting swiftly on several complaints about the vishing (OTP) frauds received from Jammu Division, Cyber Police Kashmir Zone succeeded to save an amount of Rs. 3.00 lacs from being duped by the fraudsters.
A complaint was received from an individual from Akhnoor area of Jammu division who was duped of Rs 1,75,000/- through a fraud phone call from an unknown caller, impersonating as J&K Bank official. After obtaining the OTP received on his registered mobile number, an amount of Rs 1,75,000/- was debited within few minutes from his bank account. Acting swiftly the Financial Fraud Team of Cyber Police Kashmir succeeded in blocking all the transactions and thereby saved said amount from being duped by the fraudsters. Accordingly, the refund process stands initiated.
Similarly, Cyber Police Kashmir received another two complaints from Mendhar & Kathua areas of Jammu Division where both the complainants were duped for an amount of Rs. 63,000/- each after sharing the OTP over their phones with the fraudsters. The timely action by the Cyber Police team helped to save the hard earned money of both the complainants and initiated the refund process.
Community members as well as the victims have appreciated the role of Cyber Police Kashmir in saving their hard earned money. General public is once again advised to remain cautious about strange phone calls and not to share the details of their accounts or credit/debit cards over phone. Cyber criminals impersonating as bank officials are adopting innovative ways to target gullible people and rob customers.
Our efforts should reassure community members that 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.