Mumbai, July 22: In two separate cases of banking frauds, two people in Mumbai are the latest victims of online fraud in the city. An ophthalmologist from Malad and a day-care staff has lost Rs 14.08 lakh and Rs 1.08 lakh respectively. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, money was withdrawn from the doctor's account in eight transactions on May 13. SIM Swap Fraud in India: Avoid This Online Banking Scam in 8 Simple Steps.
It was found out that his SIM card was deactivated two months ago, even as he was using it, and a SIM of the same number was given to an unknown person. The doctor alleged that it is a case of systematic planning, first his SIM was compromised, then the registered e-mail id for bank account was changed. The doctor highlights that one needs to rush to the gallery soon if the SIM doesn't work. His patients were complaining lately that his number was not reachable.
In the case of a daycare employee, the money from her account was withdrawn as she was trying to make a Rs 10 payment for an online job portal. She got a call from an online number asking if she is interested in a job change and if yes, then to make a payment of Rs 10. The transactions repeatedly failed, even though OTP was issued. Then she used another card to make the payment, and in her fourth attempt, she received a messaged that sums of various amounts were withdrawn from her account.