Nagpur: In yet another cyber crime, a fraudster posed as SBI employee and after seeking details, siphoned over Rs 4.14 lakh from a man’s account.
The complainant Vilas Keshavrao Chaple (47), resident of P_lot No. 47, Juni Mangalwari, told police that he received phone calls during the period from December 28 to January 4 from phone numbers 7250146892 and 8521618847. The caller posed himself as employee of State Bank of India, Main Branch and sought details such as PIN, OTP from Chaple. Believing the caller, Vilas Chaple shared the vital details with the fraudster. The bogus SBI employee, armed with the details, siphoned Rs 4,14,532 from the account of Chaple. As the fraud came to notice of Vilas, he registered a complaint with Lakadganj police.
API Bhande booked the accused fraudster under Sections 420, 419 of the IPC read with Sub-Section 66(D) of IT Act and probing the case further.
In the too, several cardholders have been duped in this manner. The victims are thronging to the bank urging it to block their cards and take action against the tricksters. However, the raise their hands and say that they are not responsible for the cheating. The banks told the victims that they did not have any mechanism to detect or stop such frauds. The banks have notified that no employee personally calls the account holders and seek details of the cards.