Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:53 PM
HDFC Bank on Tuesday launched its ‘Secure Banking 2.0’ programme to sensitise its customers on measures to prevent online frauds. The initiative will be rolled out in 10 branches in Visakhapatnam and the bank will educate people on 12 types of fraud involving digital banking transactions. It will cover change in payment landscape, evolving bank frauds, modus operandi of frauds, tracking suspicious transactions and ‘#SecureBanker’, said R.V.G. Kulkarni, Zonal Head (A.P. & Telangana), HDFC Bank at a function held to mark the launching of the initiative. The workshops are open to all. In addition to the branches, various other channels such as ATM screens, banking app, and websites will be used to spread awareness on secure banking.
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:43 AM
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday said banks cannot recover the money withdrawn through fraudulent online transactions from cash credit and overdraft accounts of customers if it cannot be unequivocally proved that the customer was responsible for such transaction. In cases where frauds are established, banks will have to approach a civil court to recover the money from the persons responsible, the High Court said. However, if the loss is due to the customer’s negligence, she/he would have to bear the entire loss. To what extent the customer can be made responsible for such negligence is a matter of probe and adjudication through a civil suit, the HC added. The court issued the order on a petition filed by two businessmen from Kochi who lost `16.25 lakh and `23 lakh from their cash credit and overdraft accounts through fraudulent online transactions. The online thefts were committed by the fraudsters after obtaining a duplicate SIM card of the businessmen’s mobile phones, using their fake identity cards.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:21 AM
The Reserve Bank of India has come down strictly on two banks for non-compliance of its directives and imposed monetary penalties on them. The banks are Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Syndicate Bank and the fines imposed on them are Rs 1 crore and Rs 75 lakh respectively. Explaining why this penalty is being imposed, RBI says Lakshmi Vilas Bank failed to comply with certain provisions of the directions issued by it on ‘Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms. The detection of the violation came about through the inspection of the statutory books maintained by the bank and the violations pertains to the financial year ended March 31, 2017. The reason the other entity, Syndicate Bank, received the order from RBI imposing a Rs 75-lakh penalty was its failure in adhering to the RBI regulations in the areas of (i) frauds classification and reporting and (ii) innovative housing loan products – upfront disbursal of housing loans.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6:13 PM
A 51-year-old man from Maharashtra became a victim to credit card fraud. He lost Rs 2,50,000 to fraudsters. According to the complaint, he received five messages from the bank; stating Rs 2.5 Lakh had been deducted from his credit card account; via online transfer, using the digital wallet system. A total of 5 transactions of Rs 50,000 each; were carried out within a time frame of just two minutes. When the victim received the messages, he was on the way home from the workplace. The shocking thing is, his credit card was very much with him. An FIR has been lodged under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66D of the Information Act.
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