A 51-year-old Uran man was robbed of Rs 1.71 lakh after a man posing as a bank employee took his debit card details under the pretext of linking the victim's Aadhar card. The money was transferred online through his bank account, the police said.
The complainant, Manoj Tambade, a resident of Uran, received a call from an unidentified number on May 27 evening while he was returning from work. The accused identified himself as Rohit Kumar, a representative of a bank and told him he needed to link his Aadhar card with his bank account or else he would ben fined Rs 2200.
Tambade shared his Aadhar number. However, the caller asked to share the debit card number and other details. Tambade asked him to call after some time as he was on his way to him.
According to police, Tambade got a call from him around 7.20 pm and he shared all the details. The accused disconnected the call saying that he would receive a call from the bank the next day at 11 am.
The next day morning, Tambade saw messages on his mobile about money being debited from his bank account. “Between 2.46 am and 2.59 am on May 28, there were five transactions and Rs 1,71,200 were debited with only Rs 26 left in the account,” said a police official from Uran police station.
After realizing the fraud, Tambade approached the police and lodged a complaint. The police have registered a case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 66d and 66e of the IT Act.Mira-Bhayandar: Auto driver loses Rs 33,000 to debit card fraud on pretext of offering help to withdraw cash
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