Actress Nargis Fakhri has lost Rs 6 Lakh to fraudulent transactions made on her credit card in the United States. Reportedly, her card was used 14 times in a four-and-half hour period, between 3:55 am and 8:22 am IST on Monday. Nargis is a US citizen and was in Mumbai at the time of the incident.
As reported by Times of India, Nargis got her card blocked and lodged a complaint with the Juhu police station on Tuesday. Her complaint read: “I came across the fraud on my card only when I scanned through the text messages late on Monday and saw the transactions in the US made against shopping payment. The bank did not call to alert about the transactions.“
The police inspector said that they were investigating the case with Kotak Mahindra Bank as to why they had not alerted Ms. Fakhri and stopped the suspicious transactions immediately. The police suspect that Nargis’ card details may have been stolen to clone her card. The 14 transactions totalled to about $9,062.
IPC sections 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating) and under sections 66 (c) (identity theft) and 66 (d) (cheating by impersonation by using computer) of the IT Act have been charged against the unidentified fraudsters.
The 36 year old actress was seen in Azhar and Housefull 3 this year. She is currently promoting her upcoming film Banjo, co-starring Riteish Deshmukh.