The woman caller convinced the victim that the SBI Bank is converting points accumulated through credit card purchase to cash and depositing the same in the card holder’s account.
Police officials noted that ‘offer to convert reward points to cash and depositing it in the account’ is the latest modus operandi adopted by phishing fraudsters in the city during the lockdown.
The victim, believing the offer, gave away all the details of her credit card only to know that she had been conned and it was a phishing call to make purchases on her card.
The victim was told that she would receive over Rs 28,000 if she converts the reward points to cash.
The phishing caller spoke to the woman victim for nearly an hour, extracted OTP from her multiple times and seems to have made online purchases using the details.
Only after the call got over, the victim started reading the messages and found how she was conned by the phishing caller.