The Maharashtra cyber cell have asked bank account holders not to disclose their ATM card number, pin number or other bank details to unknown persons over phone as they may be cheated.
A press release from the Maharashtra cyber police said that customers may receive calls from an unknown number starting with the number 140 in their mobile phones or landline phones where the caller would claim to be bank manager.
The caller would say that the customer’s ATM card is about to expire today and he would help in renewal and would seek details of bank account number, credit card / debit card as well as CVV number. Note that your bank account cannot be harmed unless you share a CVV / PIN number.
If you get a phone call from a number starting with 140, don’t panic. These numbers are given for telemarketing. But keep in mind that disclosing such details to unknown person would result in the caller withdrawing the entire amount from the customer’s account through internet banking.
Hence, the cyber police has warned people not to disclose ATM card or debit card number to unknown persons.
The police have also asked the public not to provide sensitive account information such as login password or personal details to e-mails or phone calls from unknown persons.