Duped few days back DC Kathua gets his money back
KATHUA: Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rohit Khajuria, on Saturday got his Rs 50000 credited back in his bank account which was fraudulently siphoned off twenty days ago through ‘Vishing’.
The DC appreciated the efforts put forth by the District Police under the supervision of SSP Shridhar Patil who constituted a special team to investigate the fraudulent transaction.
SSP, Shridhar Patil, giving details of the case informed that to solve such types of cases timely reporting is crucial like in the case of DC Rohit Khajuria which was immediately reported to the police after the money was siphoned from his bank account.
After assessing the transaction detail, the bank authorities were asked to freeze the transaction as the amount was fraudulently transferred, SSP said and added that awareness regarding cybercrime is essential to prevent such incidents.
“If we receive a complaint within an hour of online fraud the chances are high that the amount may get recovered as online transactions take some time to get settled in bank accounts,” the SSP said.
He also advised people not to share their bank details with anybody and assured that Kathua Police will act proactively in solving such fraudulent transaction cases.
Vishing, telephone equivalent of phishing, is an electronic fraud tactic in which individuals are tricked into revealing critical financial or personal information to unauthorized entities.