Caller posing as bank employee dupes Gaur Avenue resident of Rs 2.5L; FIR lodged

Posted: Jan 20, 2019

A resident of Gaur Avenue Society, a high-rise in Noida Extension, has registered a police complaint stating that Rs 2.5 lakh was withdrawn from her bank account by an unknown person.

According to police, the victim, who was not willing to reveal her identity, works in a private firm and holds a bank account with ICICI, located in Sector 63.

While talking to City Spidey about the incident, police said, “On January 17, the lady got a call from a guy, posing as one of the staff members of the said bank. She was informed that her debit card will be deactivated and she will not be able to do any kind of transactions thereafter. Therefore, she must visit her bank and get her card changed. Besides, the caller warned her too, saying updation work related to debit cards is going on so she must get it changed at the earliest.”

“The caller, then, took all debit card and account-related details. Following this, the lady received an OTP number on her phone. The caller, then, asked her to share that OTP number with him. Once he got the OTP, he disconnected the call. Immediately after that, the lady received a message, saying that Rs 2.5 lakh was withdrawn from her account,” police added.

Akhilesh Tripathi, SHO of Phase-3 police station, said they have lodged an FIR under the IPC Section of 420 (Fraud) and IT Act to investigate the matter.

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