Published On : Sat, Mar 21st, 2015

Bogus SBI employee seeks ATM Card details from man, withdraws Rs 50,000 online

Nagpur: In yet another cyber crime perpetrated by a bogus bank employee an ATM Card holder was relieved of cash of around Rs 50,000 from his account on Friday (March 20).

The victim Vinaykumar Rajkumar Jain (50), resident of Bungalow No. 13, M B Town, Mankapur, Nagpur, received calls from mobile phone number 08298986521 between 11 am and 5 pm on Friday. The caller identified himself as Rahul Sharma, SBI Headquarters, Mumbai. The bogus SBI employee Rahul Sharma told Vinaykumar to provide his the account number and ATM Card Number to him or else the account and ATM Card will be closed. Believing the accused Rahul Sharma, Vinaykumar disclosed his account number and ATM Card number. However, to the bewilderment of Vinaykumar, the fake SBI employee withdrew Rs 49,946 from ATM online. Vinaykumar soon released that he has been duped by yhe accused Rahul Sharma and lodged a complaint with Gittikhadan police.

API Patil booked the bogus SBI employee Rahul Sharma under Sections 419, 420 of IPC read with Sections 66(C)(D) of Information Technology Act and searching for him.

The cyber crime occurred despite several warnings. No bank ever sends any email/SMS requests for customers’ Internet Banking Login ID, Password, Credit/Debit card numbers, Bank account numbers, or seek such sensitive information over phone. If the customers receive a message of this type or telephonic call that appears to be from any bank do not respond. Instead, lodge a police complaint against the callers.