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Amrapali Silicon City resident duped by man posing as bank employee

By City Spidey
Photo: Graphics by Akash Mishra
Posted: Mar 12, 2019

In yet another case of fraud, a resident of Amrapali Silicon City, a high-rise society in Noida’s Sector 76, was allegedly duped of Rs 50,000 by a man posing as a bank employee.

According to police, the victim has been identified as Sudha Singh who lives in a rented accommodation in Amrapali and works in a private office in Noida.

“On March 6, the victim had received a call from a man who posed himself as an employee of her bank. The fraudster had told Sudha that the bank is offering her an updated version of debit card,” police said.

According to the FIR, the fraudster had told the victim that to get the updated card, they needed some information like her debit card number and expiry date.

A day after she shared the information, she received five messages back to back stating withdrawal of Rs 10,000 each on her card. She was shocked and immediately contacted the bank helpline number. The helpline staff told her that Amazon gift vouchers have been purchased from her card.

A police officer from Sector 49 police station said that on the basis of complaint, they have lodged an FIR against an unknown person under the IPC Section of 420 (cheating). The case will be handed over to cyber cell for further investigation.

Meanwhile, the cases of people losing their hard-earned money to credit card, debit card, and banking frauds have been on the rise in the city.

Despite banks making all the efforts warning people not to share their cars and banking details with anyone, even if someone poses as a bank employee, every other week one or another such case is reported. The most common method to con people seems to be fraudsters telephoning people posing as bank officials and cheating them after asking for their credit or debit card details.

TAGS: Noida / bank fraud / Amrapali Silicon City / debit card fraud

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