Online fraud: American couple in Bengaluru duped of ₹6 lakh
The husband and wife (who did not want to be named), who have been living in Bengaluru for the last one year, told the police that the money was stolen from their joint account with the Citi Bank located on MG Road.
In their complaint, the couple said that the unidentified miscreants used their card details to shop from 10 international websites on 5 May. It was only much later the couple finally got the SMS update that ₹6 lakh has been debited from their accounts.
The complainants have told the police that they blame the bank for failing to secure their account details.
The police, who have now taken up an investigation, believe that the either debit card information was skimmed in India or it was stolen from bank records.
The investigators also are looking at the skimming angle as the couple has used the card in India to do some shopping.
Earlier this month, the cyber crime sleuths of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) unearthed a ring that specialised in duplicating international credit and debit cards. The police had arrested two , the kingpin of the online fraud gang is still on the run. [Read More]