Khar: Tempted by Free Thalis, a man loses 1 liter in a credit card fraud | Bombay News

MUMBAI: An old man from Khar has lost Rs 99,520 on his credit card after falling prey to a hoax advertisement promising delivery of a thali for Rs 100, along with two free thalis. 74-year-old victim ND Nand thought it was a safe bet as the advert said he would only have to pay an advance of Rs 10 by credit card and then pay the remaining Rs 90 by cash on delivery. Instead, his card was charged twice for Rs 49,760.
The fraud took place on January 19, when Nand was browsing Facebook and came across an ad offering a thali at the inaugural price of Rs 100. Tempted by the deal, Nand called the number given on the ad. In the complaint, Nand said: “A person identifying himself as Deepak attended the call and asked me to provide him with my credit card details to place the order. He told me that at starting Rs 10 would be deducted and that I had to pay Rs 90 in cash once the order was delivered, then the person asked me to share the one time password I received to complete the order.
A police officer said Nand realized he had been duped immediately after receiving two SMS alerts related to fraudulent transactions made from his credit card.
“We requested details from the bank to collect information on the account the money was credited to,” an officer from Khar police station said.
Khar cops also collect call data information to track the fraudster. A complaint was filed under the IPC and Computing Act.

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