The city is fast getting infected with the evil designs of financial fraudsters and every other day a new crime adds to the diversity of such offences in Nagpur. In yet another incident, unidentified people used a saving account of a woman and swept away Rs 1.37 lakh at Point of Sale through fake debit card. The case was registered by Ambazari police on Wednesday.
Sources said Priya Dhananjay Brahmapurikar (38), a resident of Bajaj Nagar, received a text message at around 6.30 am on Wednesday. The message informed her of usage of her debit card and transaction of Rs 1.37 lakh from the account. It read that the amount was withdrawn using SBI Debit card while the payment was made against purchase. There were two messages informing withdrawals of Rs 81,693 and Rs 55,985 separately. She immediately informed Ambazari police who launched their investigation after registering an offence under section 420 of the IPC against unidentified thieves.
Police said, Priya who works in the HR Department of reputed IT Company, never shared details of the said State Bank of India account. In fact, as per Priya, the account was hardly used in the past one years. Now, it will be interesting to know how the thieves were able to hack an account without having details of the account or the password.
When Nagpur Today contacted Ambazari Police Inspector Anil Katkade, he said the offence has been registered and the hunt for the culprits was on.