Without OTP Scam: As technology is progressing, the facilities available to people sitting at home are also increasing. But like every coin has two sides, this coin also has two sides.
On one hand, where technology is making our life easier, on the other hand, this technology is also becoming a noose around people’s neck in many ways. However, at present we will only talk about cyber fraud.
You must have heard how the OTP received on the phone was asked from such and such a person and as soon as the OTP was given, the money was lost from his account. Now since this thing has spread and people have become more alert than before, the thugs have found a new way.
In the new method, your UPI account linked to the bank is being targeted. It is important for you to know such incidents that have happened with many people so that you do not become a victim of it. If any unknown person asks you to do this kind of work on the phone, then immediately disconnect the phone and report the number. With this, you will not only protect yourself but will also be able to help more people.
How are you getting cheated?
Let’s understand it with an example. It is based on a true incident just the name has been changed. A 25-year-old man named Rahul ordered a phone worth Rs 30,000 from XYZ Shopping website. The phone was supposed to be delivered on 17th May but Rahul received a call on 16th May and the caller introduced himself as the customer care of XYZ Company. After this, he told Rahul the details of his luggage etc. and said that he has to confirm the address.
Link to confirm address
However, Rahul had already entered his address on the shopping website. That’s why now that doubt has become more confirmed that it is a call of some thug only. Rahul continued talking and the thug said that a link is being sent to you, you have to confirm the address by clicking on it. When Rahul clicked on it, a UPI payment gateway opened. In this, the details of his bank were sought. When Rahul asked the thug about this, he said that to confirm the address, Rahul would have to pay Rs 5 first. Obviously, if the bank details were entered, the bank account would have been empty.
Faced with the thug
After this, Rahul told him that he has understood that you are not a customer care but a thug. Along with this, Rahul also told him that he has made a video of this incident. On hearing this, the thug got angry and threatened to delete the video. After this the phone was disconnected.