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Conman posed as 40 customers, stole Rs 9 lakh

delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2011 01:09 IST
Faizan Haider
Faizan Haider
Hindustan Times
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Delhi Police are on the lookout for a conman who made nearly 150 calls to a private bank posing as 40 different customers, got their phone and net banking details and siphoned off lakhs from their accounts.

Interestingly, the accused first called these customers posing as a bank employee to get their personal details and then used these details for nefarious ends.

The Barakhamba police station received a complaint in this regard from Kotak Mahindra bank and a case of cheating was registered.

Initial findings suggests that the conman managed to siphon off R9 lakh from three different accounts.

However, the amount could be bigger.

"We have asked for other details from the bank, including a record of those 150 calls made by the accused to the bank call centre," said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.

The fraud came to light in the first week of October, when the bank was approached by a customer complaining of 'transactions' from his account.