In yet another case of voice phishing, or ‘vishing,’ a woman from a village near Elumalai has been defrauded of Rs. 40,500 from her bank account.
In her complaint lodged on Friday, N. Jayalakshmi (40) from A. Kamatchipuram said that she received a call a few days back from a person pretending to be a customer care executive from a public sector bank in which she has an account.
Ms. Jayalakshmi obliged the caller’s request to reveal her ATM Personal Identification Number (PIN) for verification. When she checked her account a couple of days later, she found that goods worth Rs. 40,500 had been purchased through her bank account. Elumalai police have registered a case of cheating.
Police say that despite banks repeatedly telling customers that they do not ask for ATP PIN’s under any circumstances, many people were falling prey to such frauds owing to lack of awareness.