Actor Shantanu Maheshwari, who made a special mark among the people with his performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Gangubai Kathiawadi, has become a victim of fraud. Recently he shared a shocking incident with his fans.
Shantanu has shared the complete details of the fraud incident with millions of his fans. Besides, he has also appealed to all the people to be cautious of this type of scam. In his post, Shantanu revealed that a card was made on his bank account without his knowledge. To make matters worse, his registered email ID, phone number and address were also changed without his knowledge.
In a conversation with Zoom TV, he said “It was around Rs 5 lakh transaction that the fraudster did from my credit card. The whole process was very tiring and exhausting. Whenever such fraud happens, you don’t know what to do. I kept calling customer service but they put me on hold always. In cyber cell also, the process is long, you have to give a lot of info. They wanted my transaction ID which I didn’t have obviously. So I kept trying the customer care people but they hung up on me twice. Sometimes it takes 45 minutes.”
He further added, “My address and phone number were removed from my card. On top of that, another card was generated on my bank account without my knowledge. I didn’t receive any intimation when the new card was made or even when the transactions were happening or when my phone number was changed.”
Shantanu Maheshwari is a prominent face of the entertainment industry. He has left his mark on people through fiction shows, reality TV, web shows, music videos and films.
After achieving so much success in his career, this unfortunate incident reminds us that even well-known celebrities are not untouched by cyber threats. Before this, many well-known personalities have become victims of cyber crime.