ATM fraud: Jalandhar woman duped of ₹36,000

A man swapped the debit card with a fake one under the pretext of helping woman with the ATM transaction.

punjab Updated: Dec 21, 2017 22:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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A Jalandhar resident was duped of ₹36,000 in another case of alleged ATM fraud on Wednesday.

The woman, Amarjit Kaur of Ajit Nagar in Jalandhar, stated that she went to the ATM of State Bank of India (SBI) in Jamalpur to withdraw money from the savings account of her husband.

She added that since she was facing issues during the transaction, a man offered to help her. In the process, he allegedly swapped her debit card with a fake one. Later, he withdrew ₹20,000 cash and transferred ₹16,000 to another account.

Police said Amarjit got to know of the transactions when her husband received text messages from the bank.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Rajinder Singh, who is investigating the matter, said they have asked bank officials to provide CCTV footage of the ATM cabin to identify the accused.

A case was registered under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 379 (theft) of the IPC.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 22:02 IST