Hyderabad: In view of the increase in the number of cases of cyber fraudsters approaching citizens after collecting data from third party agencies and duping them, the Cyberabad cyber crime police advised public to refrain from sharing card details or OTP details.
Speaking about the modus operandi of the cyber crooks, Cyberabad cyber crime ACP Ch. Y. Srinivas Kumar said, “They are collecting card data from third party agencies of different new banks and calling the customers with debit or credit cards and asking them to upgrade their card.”
He said that sometimes the fraudsters are informing the customer that they have earned reward points, and for redeeming them they needed the card details.
“Sometimes, they are asking card details to avoid card blocking. The fraudsters are also taking OTP numbers," he said. They transfer the amount from the target’s account to their wallets.
Mr Kumar appealed to the people not to share card details or OTP with anyone, even if the caller confirms the card number.
“No bank asks for such details. They ask you to come to bank for any updates pertaining to card or account. Never submit any details of UPI ID (like user ID and password) and internet banking credentials in the phishing links,” he cautioned.