Actress Nargis Fakhri is the latest to become a victim of a credit card fraud. Fakhri allegedly lost around Rs 6 lakh in fraudulent transactions made through her credit card in the United States. After following the due process with the bank, she has filed a case at the Juhu Police Station in Mumbai on Monday.
The Rockstar actress, who was in India at the time of the crime, was alerted about the crime when the card-issuing bank, Kotak Mahindra, sent notifications informing about withdrawals from the account early Monday morning.
Reports suggest that the conmen used the card for 14 transactions and swindled $9,062 from Fakhri's account. The police suggest that the perpetrators may have created a clone of Fakhri's credit card for the crime. It isn't yet clear if the card was used to withdraw money or against shopping transactions.
The Times of India has quoted a police officer as saying, "We are going to get details from Kotak Mahindra bank regarding the fraudulent transactions. A probe is also under way to check why the bank did not realise and stop the transactions when they went on for four hours."
The police will be seeking help from the BKC cyber police to gather leads on the perpetrators.
Just a few days ago the actress was speaking about being cheated in a different way on her Instagram account with a cute picture. Of course this has nothing to do with the case, but we could not help notice the irony.
Earlier this month, Sunita Gowariker, Ashutosh Gowariker's wife, had also become a victim of a credit card fraud when she lost over Rs 1 lakh from her account. The producer had lodged a case in the Khar police station.