Credit card fraud: Carnatic vocalist Unnikrishnan loses over $2000

The singer, who stays in Chennai, was shocked to get a text message from the bank showing that his card details had been used for purchases in a supermarket chain in the US.

Credit card fraud: Carnatic vocalist Unnikrishnan loses over $2000

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing a reluctant nation to cashless economy, the move has sparked the debate on cybersecurity, cyber financial frauds etc. The latest victim of such a credit card fraud is Carnatic vocalist and national award-winner playback singer P Unnikrishnan, who has lost over $2000 in fraudulent transactions using his card details.

A Hindu report quoted a family friend of the singer saying that Mr. Unnikrishnan, who stays in Chennai, was shocked when he received a text message from the bank showing that his card details had been used for purchases in a supermarket chain in the US.

Immediately, he blocked the card.

However, there were a few repeated attempts to purchase using the credit card.

Mr. Unnikrishnan filed a complaint at the Anna Salai police station on Monday. The police registered a case and were investigating.