Over 25,800 fraud cases involving about Rs 179 crore related to credit/debit cards and Internet Banking were reported in 2017 (up to December 21), Parliament was informed today. Also Read - Beware! Fake e-commerce website scams increasing during festive season sales
“As per the data provided by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on frauds related to ATM/Credit/Debit cards and net banking as reported by the banks, 10,220 cases of fraud were reported in the December 2017 quarter (up to December 21),” IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Also Read - India's CCI must introduce anti-competitive practices for global tech giants, allow Indian businesses to flourish
The amount involved was Rs 111.85 crore in the said quarter, he added. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
Prasad said 7,372 cases were reported in September quarter, 5,148 cases in June quarter and 3,077 cases in March quarter of 2017, with the amount involved adding to Rs 67.13 crore.
In 2016, 3,156 cases and 4,147 cases were registered in the September and December quarters, respectively.
The amount involved — in these two quarter was — Rs 45.50 crore, the minister said.
As per the state-wise details of frauds involving amount of over Rs 1 lakh, Maharashtra topped the list of credit/debit card and Internet banking-related frauds in the fiscal 2016-17 with 380 cases involving Rs 12.10 crore.
Haryana ranked second with 238 cases (Rs 8.27 crore), followed by Karnataka (221 cases worth Rs 9.16 crore), Tamil Nadu (208 cases worth Rs 4.38 crore) and Delhi (156 cases worth Rs 3.43 crore).
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.