Friday, September 29, 2006

Credit card fraud hits a new high

Mumbai: Over 100 people have approached the cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) of the Mumbai police in the last one month and complained that someone had used their credit card numbers to book air tickets they had never sought or got.
A Dahisar resident last week approached the cell saying he had received an intimation from his bank that Rs 1.5 lakh had been used from his credit card to buy air tickets. Interestingly, the limit on the credit card was just Rs 90,000.
Police said that in most of the cases the online tickets were booked with GoAir, Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines.
Last month, the D N Nagar police detected a case where a group of people booked air tickets on the internet using credit cards of card holders and later sold the tickets at a discount.
29/09/06 Mateen Hafeez/Times of India
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