Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PAN CARD frauds

Given below is an extract of one of the email forwards, telling how PAN
card details may be obtained illegally and put to abuse.
The example quotes people scanning Railway reservation charts to get
PAN number details. One need not go that far and take the trouble.

Just visit the website:
http://www.myutiitsl.com/PANONLINE/panTracker.do

Enter some random number and you will get details of random PAN Card
number in the coupon field. For example I got two random PAN Numbers
as follows; I am not interested in anyone's pan number so I stopped
with this example!
==
Application Number 001181858
Coupon Number 1476549
PAN AFBPD8707P
Applicant Name RUDHIR KANTI DAS
Status CARD DESPATCHED
Despatch Date 23/10/2003
xxx

Application Number 004012834
Coupon Number 1476550
PAN AGJPD6006E
Applicant Name SHIBANI DAS
Status CARD DESPATCHED
Despatch Date 18/10/2003
xxx

If there are many other misuses of PAN possible there will be many
other ways of getting PAN Numbers!!
Simply tip some bank employee and you can get whole lot of PAN numbers
connected with Fixed Deposits.

=== Extract of Email message mentioned above =====

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM, PEDDADA RAMA MALLESWARA
RAO (email ID supressed) wrote:

Beware of PAN Frauds:

The increasing importance of PAN has increased the likeliness of PAN
Card identity theft. The safeguarding of the physical copy of the PAN
card no longer assures that your card is not being misused. As a
majority of transactions demand a photocopy of your PAN card, or
simply quoting the Permanent Account Number, it is very easy for your
information to be misused for high ticket purchases or benami property
transactions. A copy of your PAN card or simply its number can be
quoted in transactions, which you are not even a part of.

Example of how your information can be misused: Recently, a consumer
activist group revealed that the PAN card copy used in Railway ticket
Tatkal bookings were misused by several jewelers When an individual
produces his PAN to book the Tatkal tickets, this information is fed
in the Indian Railways system and also displayed on the ticket,
reservation chart and train coaches. Unscrupulous jewelers steal this
information from such public displays and use it to furnish tax
collected details while they sell jewels of very high value to
high-net worth individuals who do not wish to produce their PAN.

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