Despite receiving automated messages from banks as well as from the police department not to share our bank details, we end up sharing them with strangers who pretend to be bank employees and swindle us. One such incident happened with an assistant professor at a private engineering school at Pappampatti in Coimbatore.
J Beula Isabel (25) from Karamadai ended up sharing her bank details with criminals who stole 65,000 rupees from her account. Police say Beula received the bank link where she asked him to update KYC details in Coimbatore. A police official said: “Seeing the link, she clicked and entered the bank details and one-time password received on her cell phone through the link. Shortly after entering the details, a sum of 65,000 rupees was debited from his account through three transactions. “
It didn’t take long for him to realize that this was a link sent by fraudulent people. Following the frightening incident, she filed a complaint with the Coimbatore District Cybercrime Police on Tuesday. Based on the complaint, they have registered a case and are investigating it.
Police said this was the fourth incident of cheating by criminals in the past two weeks. Previously, a person working in the defense industry, a lawyer and a university professor had lost their money due to fraudulent links in the same way. Police have asked people not to provide bank details using unknown web links.