Mumbai, July 10: In a recent case of online fraud, film and television actor Pallavi Joshi lost Rs 12,000 after she found out that unauthorised transactions were done on her credit card in the last week. Joshi, who is the latest victim of credit card fraud, informed Police that her account details were stolen and used for transactions worth Rs 12,000 in Europe. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the actress, who lives at Seven Bungalows in Andheri (West), lodged a FIR with the Versova police on Saturday. The HT report further informs Joshi, had her credit card in her possession on July 5, when the offence took place. Cosmos Bank Fraud, UPI And More - Beware Of These New Age Online Frauds.
Joshi said she received five to six SMS alerts one after another and the amount and the amount was deducted in Euros. She informed that unauthorised transactions worth Rs 12,000 were done on her credit card. “I received five to six SMS alerts one after another. The amount deducted was in euros. I informed my bank and got my credit card blocked immediately,” Joshi said while speaking to HT. Online Frauds & ATM Debit Card Scams: Follow These Simple Steps To Protect Yourself.
As soon as the incident was reported, Police launched an investigation into the matter. After a preliminary probe, it was found that the fraudsters used Joshi's card’s details to make payments for taxi trips in Europe. Ravindra Badgujar, senior inspector of Versova police station was quoted in the report saying that a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act against unknown suspects.