Rs. 1.77 lakh siphoned off from bizman’s bank accounts

Rs. 1.77 lakh siphoned off from bizman’s bank accounts

July 22, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: A fraudster, who took the Bank details of a businessman in the guise of delivering an ATM Card, has siphoned off Rs. 1.77 lakh from the businessman’s two Bank accounts.

The businessman, who lost his money is 72-year-old Syed Dildar Rizwan Ahmed, a resident of Subashnagar in city.

Syed received a call on his mobile phone and the caller told him that a new ATM card was being sent to him and told Syed that a website link would be sent for the purpose.

Syed, who received the website link on his phone, clicked on the link following which a total of Rs. 1,77,488 was transferred from his two Bank accounts.

In another case, a miscreant,  identifying himself as the manager of a Bank, who called a couple over the phone and collected the ATM card details and has illegally transferred a total of Rs. 42,502 from their Bank accounts.

The couple, who lost their money, is 52-year-old Vishwaradhya and his wife Vijayambike, residents of Vaddaragudi village in H.D. Kote taluk.

Vishwaradhya, who has a Bank account in Syndicate Bank, received a call on his mobile phone from a miscreant, who identified himself as the Manager of Canara Bank. He told Vishwaradhya that there is a need to change his ATM card as Syndicate Bank is merged with Canara bank and he (Vishwaradhya) needs to change the card for future usage and collected his old ATM card details and also the One time Password (OTP) sent to Vishwaradhya’s phone.

Vishwaradhya then told the miscreant that his wife Vijayambike too had an account in Syndicate Bank and asked the miscreant to change her ATM card as well and gave him her ATM card details.

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Later, a total of Rs. 42,502 was illegally transferred from their Bank accounts.

City’s Cyber, Economic and Narcotics (CEN) Crime Police, who have registered two separate cases are investigating.


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