Gaur City resident falls prey to ATM card cloning; loses Rs 40,000

By City Spidey
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Posted: Mar 29, 2019

In yet another case of ATM card fraud, a resident of Gaur City in Noida Extension, has filed a police complaint that a fraudster had withdrawn an amount of Rs 40,000 by cloning his ATM card.

According to police, the victim has been identified as Anuj Saini and work in a private company in Sector 63.

“The victim told the police that he has his salary account in ICICI Bank in Sector 63. On last Wednesday night, when he was going to his house from office, he withdrew some money from a Sector 62 ATM machine. When he reached his house, he received four messages of withdrawal of money of Rs 40,000. He immediately blocked his account,” said Manoj Kumar Pathak, Bisrakh police station.

“At the time the transaction took place, Saini had over Rs 14 lakhs in his account,” added the police.

Meanwhile, Saini has also told the police that after enquiring about the matter on his how own, he came to know that the money withdrawal took place from Haryana area.

On the basis of complaint, an FIR has been lodged against an unknown person under the IPC section of 420 (cheating) and the case would be referred to cyber cell for further investigation.

“Youngsters should be aware of how cyber-crime happens. Before using their ATM or credit card in any restaurant or shop, they should always check that card swiping machine looks alright. Make sure that there is nothing attached to it which can be used to clone your card,” said Pathak.

TAGS: Gaur City / ATM card cloning / Noida Extension / fraud