Mumbai: A Dadar-based 47-year-old man, Santosh Batul recently found out that someone used his credit card to purchase a guitar worth Rs 93,000 from a store in Canada. Batul only became aware of the transaction after he received a call from his bank to alert him about the purchase. Police told the Indian Express that the bank had sent Batul a text message but he was unable to see the message. Batul had earlier also missed a call from his bank, according to an Indian Express report.
After learning about the transaction, the victim immediately got his credit card blocked and filed a police complaint at the Shivaji Park Police Station in Dadar. Gangadhar Sonawane, Senior Inspector at the police station told the Indian Express that the card had been used to conduct a transaction in Canada. Sonawane said, ”The credit card was used to make a transaction in Canada.” Inspector Sonawane also added that steps were being taken to understand how were Batul’s credit card details compromised. Sonawane also said that the victim claims he had not shared his credit card details with anyone.
SP Eastwood, the Canadian store from where the guitar was purchased manufactures replicas of vintage electric guitars. SP Eastwood’s guitars have been favoured by internationally acclaimed musicians.
In another credit card farud case, earlier this month, a 28-year-old resident of Khar, Mumbai, had lost at least Rs 30,000 after a series of 15 transactions were carried out using his details in the United States of America, according to an Indian Express report.