The cases of ATM frauds are on the rise with five cases reported in recent times in Dwarka. People are getting messages about the transactions which they have not done. Five cases of illegal transactions were reported from the residents of Surya Apartments in Dwarka.
In one of the cases, a resident of Surya Apartments received a message that a transaction of Rs 40,000 was made from her SBI ATM on September 2. As she had not made the transaction, she immediately got the card blocked and lodged an online complain in economic offence wing.
After follow-ups, she got to know that the illegal transaction was made from a SBI ATM in Janakpuri West. Her father, Hariom Garg, said, “This is a very unfortunate incident. The account is in the branch of SBI at Aligarh which is my home town. Now, we are going there to claim the amount.” Her last transaction was done at the SBI ATM at the petrol pump just in front of the Surya Apartments.
An advocate, Ashish, had withdrawn Rs 40,000 from SBI ATM at the petrol pump in front of his Surya Apartments on September 1. Later, two transactions of Rs 40,000 each were done illegally on 3rd and 4th September. After inquiry, he got to know that both of the illegal transactions were done from the SBI ATM at Subhash Nagar. He lodged a complaint at Rajauri Garden police station and also in the cyber cell.
Another resident of Surya Apartments, Amit Sahni said that two transactions were made illegally from his account on 2nd and 30th August in which Rs 50,000 was withdrawn. His last transaction was made at the ICICI ATM in Sector 6 bank market on August 11.
He shared, “I found that one transaction was made at Axis Bank ATM at Rajauri Garden and the other was done from Kotak Maindra ATM at Tagore Garden. This is surprising that such kinds of incidents are happening frequently. Police must act on this to save those who could be the next victim.”
People said that there were more such kinds of incidents which came to notice Secretary of Surya Apartments, Brijesh Singh, said that he would follow up the subject with the police. “We want to bring the subject into light as this is a serious issue. There might be a chance of cloning of cards. I am going to give a formal complaint to police to investigate the matter.”
The subject of ATM fraud came into notice when the victims shared it on the society’s WhatsApp group. Some members and social workers in the societies forwarded it to the other WhatsApp groups to make people aware. A social worker and a resident of Surya apartments, Amod Poddar, said, “This is a shocking thing for the community people who use ATM. I thought to spread this message and I did that. The concerned authorities should act strictly.”
Rajender Singh, ACP Dwarka, said, “Police is making efforts to catch the frauds and many were also arrested. Gangs were also busted. Recently, we busted a gang about a month back.” ACP further suggested to the community, “Such crimes are checked when people get awareness. I appeal to people that they should not share ATM information to anyone. I also appeal that people should not take help from anyone at the ATM for transaction.”