Man poses as bank manager to dupe Mumbai tailor of Rs4.6 lakh
Mumbai city news: The imposter managed to get debit and Aadhaar card details to swindle the victim.mumbai Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:32 IST
A 44-year-old tailor from Bandra lost Rs4.58 lakh to a man who posed as a bank manager. The victim and his brothers had saved the money for their sister’s wedding.
The police recently filed a first information report (FIR), almost three months after he was cheated.
The victim requested Hindustan Times to not reveal his identity.
“A man called me around 4 pm on February 2. He said he was from my bank and introduced himself as a manager. He told me that my ATM card had been blacklisted, which frightened me. The caller said: ‘To remove the card from the blacklist, you will have to provide its 16-digit number and Aadhaar card details,’” said the tailor.
The victim shared the debit and Aadhaar card details with the man, and over a period of few days received multiple messages on his mobile phone about debits to his account. He said messages were English so he couldn’t read them.
Troubled by the constant messages, on February 14, he showed them to a relative who could read English and was told that he had been cheated . He lost Rs4.48lakh over a period of 10 days.
He filed a complaint with the police who, after probing for three months, filed the FIR on May 20.
According to the police, 239 credit/debit card fraud cases were registered in Mumbai till May 28, as against 192 in the corresponding period last year.