Men posing as bank employees cheat 60-yr-old woman of 50,000 in Gurugram

According to the FIR, the accused said her debit card was about to get cancelled and persistently kept asking for her debit card number and OTP.
Suresh Rani said in her complaint that she received a call from a man who posed as an employee of her bank.(Getty Images)
Suresh Rani said in her complaint that she received a call from a man who posed as an employee of her bank.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 05:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Gurugram

A 60-year-old woman was allegedly duped of 50,000 by men posing as bank officials, police said on Wednesday.

An FIR was registered at Sector 56 police station under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code on the basis of a complaint filed by Suresh Rani, a resident of Sector 57. The incident took place in April, Narender Khatana, Sector 56 station house officer said. Khatana said the complaint was filed with cyber cell in April and the FIR was filed on Tuesday.

Suresh Rani said in her complaint that she received a call from a man who posed as an employee of her bank. According to the FIR, the accused said her debit card was about to get cancelled and persistently kept asking for her debit card number and OTP. An amount of 50,000 was transferred from her account.

The Hindustan Times had earlier reported that 49 people lose their hard-earned money to credit card, debit card, and banking frauds every week in the city and the numbers are up by 30% in 2018 compared to the weekly average of 2017.

Of these cases, fraudsters telephoning people posing as bank officials and cheating them after asking for their credit or debit card details was the most common fraud with “at least 15 to 20 complaints a week”, according to Anand Kumar Yadav, station house officer of Cyber Police Station.

In another case, a 30-year-old supervisor at an automobile company in the city was conned of 64,600 by people who pretended to be employees of an e-wallet company.

An FIR was filed at Sector 37 police station on Tuesday under Section 420 (cheating) into the incident which happened in December 2017.

Complainant Rameshwar Kumar said he had called the helpline of an e-wallet company he was using and people who attended his call conned him after asking for his bank details and OTP number. Kumar said he had obtained the helpline number through a web search.

No arrests have been made into either cases.

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