An accountant from Mira Road paid a whopping Rs 49,912 for a single garment. The woman fell victim to an online fraud while ordering a garment from famousfeets.com, an online shopping website. The incident took place on Monday. A total of Rs 49,912 was debited from the aggrieved’s bank account in a single transaction.
On September 25, Tabassum Kazmi (38) was searching the google for online shopping. She came across with famousfeets.com, where all types of garments have displayed at a lucrative rate. She ordered tops from the site. When the item did not get delivered even after three days, Kazmi decided to contact the customer care of the famousfeets.com
She searched for the customer care number online and called them up. However, her call went unanswered. Later, a man replied the housewife’s call and introduced himself as the customer care representative. The customer care representative offered to refund the money that Kazmi had paid for the garment.
“The representative asked me the payment details through which I paid to purchase. He then asked the OTP and said that would initiate a refund. I followed the instruction given by the customer care executive. The OTP was, however, a way to access my bank UPI account,” said Tabassum.
Soon after Tabassum cut the call, Rs 49,912 has transferred from her Bank of Maharashtra’s account. “As the technology upgrade, thefts also upgrade themselves. If I as an accountant can falls prey then anybody can be trapped in this financial online fraud easily. So, be careful,” said Kazmi.
A police officer familiar with the case said, “As soon as she realised that she falls prey to fraudsters, she tried to transfer the balance amount in her another account and blocked the account. However, the victim lost Rs 49,912 in total. ”
After realising about the fraud, Kazmi went to the Kashimira Police Station and lodged a complaint on Monday. A representative of cyber safety officer urged the customers to exercise discretion and asked them to refrain from sharing their personal and bank account details with any person.