Let's stop fraud happening through mobile calls
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Source – Times of India(First 3 cases)
Case 1 :A Senior citizen hailing from Mumbai, was hoodwinked by a fake caller asking his account details and lost Rs 38,000 from his bank account within 20 minutes.
Case 2 :Madhav limaye, 72, received a call from a man posing as a Reserve Bank official at 10 am on November 12th, who asked for a verification of his ATM card reports the Times of India.
Case 3 :Limaye, who was an employee of Godfrey Phillips, currently lives in Andheri, Mumbai. He has had an account with the Bank of Baroda and Bank of India for the past ten years.'The caller posed questions with confidence and gave me the impression that he knew about my account, ' Limaye told the newspaper.
Soon after the call ended, he received a bunch of text messages about the sum which was debited from his account. The amount debited ranged from Rs 200 to Rs 999. He immediately called the Bank customer care services and blocked both his cards.According to the report, Limaye lodged a complaint at the Andheri Police station. The con artist had apparently used all of the money in online shopping.The Police could not trace him immediately as he made a call from a private number.
The Andheri Police directed to Limaye to a cyber cell, as they could approve complaints only when its is forwarded by the local police station. It took two days for the Police to register an FIR. So far, no arrests have been made.
Case 4 : Recently I faced fraud through calls(these people had complete information which life insurance agency & I only were aware of) which I had received saying they were from one of the life insurance companies where I have invested money
since 10 yrs & lost money.
To complain the same when I reached cyber cell, I saw many victims like me, most of them are either IT/MNC professionals, Retired personnel or college students not only this,but also I realized that this can happen to anybody and it is a warning for everyone to be vigilant before sharing important bank account details, even if they seem to be genuine.
These are among few highlighted cases, just think of people who are not reporting these cases feeling disgrace or don’t know whom to approach.Even senior citizens are not spared from being axed their hard-earned money. Every day, many such cases in the newspaper & to me strange notice one of the well-known newspapers is maintaining special column for these incidents. So I thought of taking this issue through the platform of change.org & try to ease this issue.
As per latest regulations in Telecom industry -linking mobile numbers with Aadhar cards by the end of 2017 is mandatory, Let's join our hands to stop this fraud happening through mobile numbers, lets start a petition with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to make it mandate with following rules:
1) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India should maintain & update the black list users received from cybercrime/police stations & provide it to service providers on regular basis.
2) Before allocating a new number, Service Provider should check the identity of new mobile number requester with Aadhar card number & Black listed users list.
3) In case a particular requester proves to be fraud as per provided details & verification with Aadhar card number,that particular requester should not be issued new mobile numbers by any of the service providers in India & also service provider should get the complete details of existing number(s) of this requester which is/are in use to block the same & should provide these details to cybercrime/police department for further investigation.
Let’s join our hands & save our hard-earned money from these fraudsters by raising this petition with telecom authority & request to mandate the Aadhar verification along with updated list of black listed users before any new number allocation among all the service providers. This will help to save our money from intruded fraudsters & also cyber crime which is happening through these sources might be reduced.
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