Published On: Wed, Aug 17th, 2016

Nargis Fakhri gets conned, loses Rs 6 lakh to credit card fraud

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Fourteen transactions were carried out using Nargis’ credit card details in US.

Nargis Fakhri lost Rs. 6 Lakh in 14 transactions, when her credit card was used in the United States in a case of online fraud early on August 15.

Nargis, who has acted in films such as ‘Rockstar’, ‘Madras Cafe’ and ‘Azhar’, is a US citizen and was in Mumbai at the time of the incident.

As reported by Times of India, the fraudulent transactions took place in a four-and-half hour period, with the first one carried out at 3:55 am and the last one at 8:22 am. 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.“

A police inspector said that the card details were used to withdraw money and not for shopping. He also added that they will ask details about the incident from the bank in question, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and conduct a probe into why they did not react and block the transactions immediately.

The investigators suspect that Nargis’ card details may have been stolen to clone her card.

IPC sections 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating) and under sections 66 (c) (identity theft) and 66 (d) (cheating by personation by using computer) of the IT Act have been applied against the unidentified fraudsters.

Nargis was born to multi-cultural parents in Queens, New York City on 20 October 1979. She started her career as an American model, even appearing in America’s Next Top Model Cycles 2 and 3 in 2004. She also posed for the 2009 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar. In 2011, she made her Bollywood debut with Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar alongside Ranbir Kapoor. She gained further success for her roles in Madras Cafe (2013) and Main Tera Hero (2014). 2015 will see her make her Hollywood debut in Paul Feig’s ‘Spy’ alongside names such as Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law amongst others. Her mother is Czech and her father is a Pakistani. Fakhri was the first girl to be brought back twice on America’s Next Top Model (2003) and also the first girl of Pakistani descent in the history of America’s Next Top Model(2003).

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle & IMDB

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