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GOA POLICE CYBER CELL CAUTIONS ON "VISHING FRAUD"

 

April 10, 2020

 

 A new modus operandi in view of existing crisis of Coronavirus of Vishing fraud is noticed where in phone calls are made to public on the pretext of postponement of their EMIs and under this pretext the Debit/Credit card details, PIN and OTP are obtained.  

 

Vishing Fraud is the fraudulent practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages purporting to be from reputable companies specially banks or any financial institutions, in order to induce individuals to reveal confidential information, such as bank details Debit Card/ Credit Card details etc. 

 

As regards steps to be taken for protection against such attack, the Goa Police has advised not to share any Card details, bank details, PIN or OTP with anyone.

 

DI/NB/JA/SAG/2020/1830

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