Woman Clicks Link On PAN Card Update, Frauds ₹1.24L | Mumbai news | Job Binary

A 37-year-old teacher from Andheri was duped 1.24 lakh on Tuesday after clicking on a link received in an SMS to update his PAN (Permanent Account Number) card.

The victim, Urvashi Fetia, has informed the police that there is also a link to her bank account in the SMS.

“When she opened the link, a one-time password (OTP) came on her mobile phone, which she entered as instructed in the SMS,” said a police officer from Andheri police station. After the woman entered the OTP, three more OTPs came.

As she entered the OTPs, three transactions were withdrawn from her bank account, the police officer said 1.24 lakh within five minutes of receiving the SMS. The woman then received a call from her bank asking if she had made the transaction. “Then the tuition teacher realized she had been duped,” the officer said.

The woman then contacted the police and complained about the fraud.

“We are tracking the number from which the complainant received the SMS and the link,” said a police officer. “When she clicked on the link, it gave the fraudsters full access to her phone through some mirroring app, and then they made transactions and received the OTPs required to complete the online banking transactions or maybe the fraudsters sent her a Google record. They access her phone,” the official clarified.

Andheri police are now taking help of cyber police to trace the criminals.

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