Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Robbed Of Rs 28,000 Via Credit Card Fraud: This Is What Happened

Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Robbed Of Rs 28,000 Via Credit Card Fraud
Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Robbed Of Rs 28,000 Via Credit Card Fraud

DAs per the reports coming in, JCP (Joint Commissioner of Police) Atul Katiyar is currently posted in Delhi office, has filed a complaint on August 9 for reporting credit card fraud.

He said that unidentified miscreants had fraudulently made transactions and siphoned Rs 28,000 from his credit card.

Atul Katiyar filed a complaint on August 9 after sending it to Additional Commissioner of Police CCC Prem Nath. He informed the police that he didn’t use his credit card at all.

Delhi Police’s CCC (Cyber Crime Cell) teams are working rigorously to solve the case.

So far no arrestment is done. But investigation has revealed that this miscreant has tried to make another transaction of Rs 20,000 which was not successful as the card was already blocked on request of the complainant.

How Did This Happen?

Atul Katiyar said that the incident took place at 10:47 AM when he was sitting in his office at Delhi Police headquarters.

He received two transaction messages on his phone. The first one was Rs 10,000, made by PhonePe (Indian E-commerce payment system) and the other one was for Rs 18,150, made at Instamojo(payment gateway). The transactions were made in four minutes apart.

After getting the messages, he informed CCC officials about this incident. In turn, they asked him to file a complaint so that proper actions can be taken in this regard.

In the meantime compliant has blocked his card but after some time he came to know that the miscreants have again tried to make another transaction of Rs 20,000 through Amazon Pay, which got declined.  

On his complaint, An FIR was registered under IPC sections 420(cheating) and 419(cheating by personation )

Further investigation, CCC found that a fake bank message was received on the complainant’s phone on August 8 a day prior to this incident.

The message claimed that reward points from his credit cards were expiring and he had to click on a link and fill information to redeem them. The complainant had asked his subordinate to fill the information and took his card back. On the second day, August 9 Rs 28,150 siphoned from the account.

A Trail Of Similar Incidents

“Hackers are everywhere, nothing is secured these days”

Recently many incidents are being report for cyber crimes. Cheating is the most reported cyber crime in India.

A similar incident was reported by Preneet Kaur, wife of Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on July 29. She got duped of Rs 23 lacs from her account.

Last week another incident was reported by Anoop Thakur, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s private secretary. In that case, five men had been arrested by North District police for duping Rs 1 lac.    

In this case, a link was sent to Thakur from website named kotekcardredeem.com. He was asked to fill information like name, email id, mobile no, credit card no, CVV, card expiry date and date of birth. Later these details were used by miscreant to make the transaction.

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