ICICI bank looting customer’s money.
I have an old account with ICICI bank. Few days ago I was at work and received a call from ICICI bank.
I was in hurry to get back to work and I kept on listening to call and kept saying ‘ok’, ‘yes’ just because I did not wanted to be rude to them by hanging up (mistake).
In call, it was said that your card will be protected, beware of frauds, with one call you can block your card etc etc. And some things in a very fast pace.
(just like how in mutual funds advertisements, earlier they used to read the disclaimer very quickly. The line saying ‘mutual fund investments are subject to market risks….’ )
Then there was a confirmation call from different person.
He used same trick. First he talked some non important things. After getting some ‘OK’, ‘YES’ from my side. He said a few lines in the end at the end in a very fast pace. And I said OK (or yes) again.
I just made a purchase of Rs. 1899 and money got deducted from my account. And I dont know and did not intend to do so.
I realized this later when I received this email
Greetings from ICICI Bank.
your (New Policy)New Policy of CPP/OneAssist for (Privilege Single-Rs.2799)WA Privilege Single Rs. 1899 has been regd vide SR522966337 on 25-JAN-18. It will be completed within 1 working days.
‘Dear customer’ was very ironic in this email. Rs. 1899 was even more.
I will have to work many many hours intensely to earn Rs 1899.
I have never bought anything for myself so expensive. Moreover this purchase was of absolutely nothing of use or value.
I did not enter my password, pin, not made any signature. And I was able to make a transaction (throw away money) just by saying a YES on phone (ease of banking).
I guess they will be doing this to thousands of other people.
By sharing this post, we can save some friends and other people from this scam and similar scams.
Otherwise it can grow bigger, some people might be having their life earnings in their bank account, or money needed for critical things like medical expenses, education fees or for marriage.
This is another example of shark (predator) eating small fish. We as a small fish (working people), need to inform other small fish of shark tactics.