Jaipur: An increasing number of Jaipurites are falling victim to online frauds and the conmen are using new ways of duping gullible people. The latest trick is ‘Carding’.
If you receive unknown links related to gift vouchers or items on social media platforms, you should be aware of Carding fraud, which is on the rise in the city. Many people from Jaipur have fallen victim to this online fraud.
In the Carding fraud, hackers generate a link in which they mention several offers or gifts. These links are getting viral on WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms. Hackers sent these links and contact the individuals on their phone too. The webpage after opening the link asks for debit or credit card details so that the gift amount or item could be transferred. Hackers often sell card details in the dark web.
According to cyber experts, more than 9-10 people are falling victim to Carding fraud on a daily basis. The links are so appealing that users can’t resist from clicking them with the intention of getting free money and gifts.
One of the victims was Shubham Sharma, a resident of Jaipur. He received an email offering him a well-paid job and asking an initial amount of Rs 1000 to be debited from his bank account. Shubham filled all his card number, expiry date and CVV number in the link and paid Rs 1000. Next morning, Rs 53,000 was transferred from his account.
Similarly, Pawan Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar also received a link on his email offering him a Job. For that, the website asked to submit Rs 1100 as a registration amount by credit card. After some time, Rs 50,000 were automatically transferred to an unknown account number.
The victim filed the case at the police station and the cybercrime branch conducted the investigations in which some of the hackers were caught through IP address tracing. Investigations in many cases are going on.
First published: September 12, 2018