Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Call

I was still in bed when Mr. Mukesh Sharma the bank manager gave me a call and wished me Good Morning. I too wished the same in return. He told me that I had missed the annual renewal of my ATM card and in order to continue using I must renew the same now. Since I wanted to renew he told me he needs a few details from my side and asked me my Card Number, Expiry and Cvv.

I asked "But whose card are you going to renew?"
Confused he asked "What?"
I asked "Whose card? Mine or my husbands?
"Ma'm I can renew only your card"
"Okay, so I shall share the card details of Lokesh or Apurva?"
"Lokesh Ma'm"
"Fine, but which card?"
"Ma'm in which bank accounts you have?"
"I have accounts in multiple banks, do I need to renew all the cards?"
"Yes, Ma'm we can do that but one by one"
"Okay, I have account in Swiss bank also will you be able to activate the ATM card for that as well?"
"Yes ma'm, but you will have to share the cards details. Please tell me the complete name on the card."
"But I don't have card for that account, will you be able to provide me one?"
"No ma'm, I can only renew your cards provided you share the card details. Please tell me the Full name, card number, expiry and cvv on the card."
"Okay , okay I got your point but I don't remember my card details and the card too is not with me as of now, so I will tell you a way so that my card details will populate on your screen, will that be fine?"
"Sure ma'm."
Please hang over and dial "100" from your phone.
Phone banged.

I guess, all of you must have understood by now what happened. I had received a hoax call from anonymous person pretending to be the bank manager intending to obtain my card details. Since this was the second time I received such call, I could have above dialogue. First time, by doing only what he said, I had almost shared my card details except Cvv which I refused to share at any cost.

"Stay Alert !!!"