“Didn’t get any OTP”: Arjun Bijlani falls prey to cyber fraud, lose 40K

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Monday, 20 May 2024 (15:21 IST)
TV actor Arjun Bijlani recently fell prey to cyber fraud when his credit card got hacked and he lost money. In a recent interview, Bijlani revealed how certain unauthorised transactions were made on his credit card while he was busy in a gym session and that too without getting any OTP.

Recounting the harrowing experience, he said, “My credit card was with me only and I was working out in the gym. During a quick break, I checked my phone and there were several messages of my credit card getting swiped after every one minute and there were continuous transactions.”

“My wife also has a supplementary card, so I asked her and she confirmed that the card was also with her. So, it was obvious that the details were leaked, and we are clueless as to how it happened,” he added.

“This incident was like an eye opener. What if I was sleeping at that time? A lot of people don’t check all the messages from banks, but I realised how important it is to read those texts. Luckily, I saw it and there were only seven to eight transactions that had happened till that point of time. Each transaction was for about three to five thousand, and in total the card was used for Rs 40,000. My credit card has a limit of 10-12 lakh, so this situation could have gone much worse if I wouldn’t have checked my phone,” the Naagin actor shared.

The actor wondered, “There is a procedure that you get an OTP before any credit card transaction is done, but that’s what I don’t know. I am still wondering how the transactions were going through successfully without me providing a single OTP,”

On the work front, Arjun Bijlani’s show Pyaar Ka Pehla Adhyaya: Shiv Shakti recently achieved a milestone and completed 300 episodes.

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