Card fraudsters are on the go and try to fool people at the smallest opportunity that comes to their hands. But unfortunately for this man from Pune, swiping at toll-plaza proved to be disastrous as he was stolen off Rs. 87,000 just two hours after he paid an amount of Rs. 230 at Khalapur toll plaza.
36 year old Darshan Patil was on his way back home to Pune on Saturday evening, for the weekend when he stopped at the Khalapur toll plaza and swiped his card, reports mid-day.
"At the Khalapur Toll Plaza, I paid R230 at 6.27 pm. Immediately, I received a message about the transaction. But around 8.31 pm, I received a notification saying that a purchase worth Rs. 20,000 had been done with my card. Within minutes of that, I got six more messages of fraud transactions made through my debit card," Patil was quoted saying.
By 8.34pm, a total Rs. 87,000 was swooped from his account.
"The cyber criminals took away my hard-earned money from the bank account by making transactions of Rs. 100 and Rs. 10. These offenders didn't even leave a single penny behind," Patil added.
Patil doubts his card, number, CVV and pin number were compromised while he swiped at the toll plaza.
"It is crazy how the transactions were made without the OTP while the card was with me," he said.