Not being alert proved costly for a 44-year-old Nagpur woman, who was duped on April 28 of Rs 6.5 lakh by a man pretending to be a Paytm employee.
As per the police, the woman, Ketki Amit Thatte, had installed Paytm app on her mobile phone but she couldn’t manage to complete her KYC verification on the app. On the following day, Thatte received a call from – 8537891429 – from a man, who claimed to calling from Paytm’s customer care. The man told Thatte that he would help her complete her KYC verification.
The man then sent a link to Thatte’s mobile phone. When Thatte said that she was not able to fill her details, man asked for her second mobile number. The man called Thatte on the second number and told her that the verification was complete. The man then asked Thatte to deposit Rs 100 through her credit card in her Paytm account. He then sent her a link and asked for the OTP received on her mobile phone and for the CVV number on the back of the credit card. Before the woman could realise, the man took away Rs 6,49,499 from her.
Based on the woman’s complaint, Pratap Nagar police have registered a case against the unidentified man under sections 419 and 420 of the IPC and sections 65 (C) and 65 (D) of the IT Act.