YATRA.COM CHEATING SCHEME-- ELITE PROGRAMME --CREDIT CARD NUMBER MISUSE
This is for CBI and criminal agencies to take note -- a copy of which will be going to them.
This is also for all major credit card companies to take note.
Yatra dot com has been cheating several people by using the mobile telephone.
You will get a call , with lot of background noise , from a person who speaks good English--introducing himself as an employee of YATRA DOT COM.
He will start of by saying that this conversation is being recorded for a training programme.
He will tell you that you are one of their good customers , as you have given them good business and that they want to present you with their free branded watch costing 3500 rupees.
Then he will want your home address, to send the courier package to--
-- there is a method to all what follows .
He will keep making mistakes in writing down your address, and get many YES responses from you, as an answer to " Is this correct? "
Then he will say he has to verify that this address is the same as the person who gave them such good business. He will ask for your credit card number, all the while telling you not to reveal the 3 digit pin code or the password. He will keep assuring you, that no cheating will be done, as this is just to verify that they are speaking to the right person , to send their yatra dot com branded watch
You will wonder what is the harm in giving this, as your credit card is still secure. You pay usual bills by writing the credit card number-- even mobile phone bills
He will also want to know the expiry date of the card and the Bank which issued it .
Then he will say that he have certain schemes for you , and then he will rattle off at least two dozen schemes -- which cannot be heard clearly over the back ground noise --like in a huge canteen . It cannot be a call centre as they don't give this type of human voice clutter. This schemes will be about discounts to shopping vouchers, international and domestic travel, holiday resort stays etc.
Then he will say that his boss will now go through the same procedure--and he will call within two minutes , again.
At no time will he tell you that you have to pay an amount of money to them.
After some time a SMS message will come to your mobile that a TRANSACTION OF RUPEES 6067 , HAS BEEN DONE USING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER XXXXX AT YATRA DOT COM ELITE PROGRAMME.
When you call up the number from which you got a call from Yatra dot com-- a voice will say that no such number exists.
When you realise you have been cheated and call up your credit card company, they will say --" THIS IS NORMAL. THIS IS A PROTOCOL. SUCH MOBILE TELEPHONE BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED , AND WE PAY UP AS USUAL -- EVEN WITHOUT THE 3 DIGIT PIN CODE AND SECURITY PASSWORD, ON THE BASIS OF THE CREDIT CARD NUMBER YOU GAVE ON TELEPHONE AND BY YOUR "YES" BY VOICE TO THEIR SCHEME".
It is obvious that yatra dot com , had extracted several YES answers from the victim , over the mobile, and two taped conversations were edited.
The internet is FULL of yatra dot com scams and cheating stories.
Well all I can say, to these poor scamsters is please wait till the guillotine falls. A hot and scratchy part of a dark cell is waiting for you.
You are being traced and watched -- the process is already on.
This is my promise to you.
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL