Mangaluru, June 07, 2018: In a cyber fraud case, a youth lost of Rs 68,500 after unidentified cyber thieves accessed his ATM card details. His mistake was he revealed all the details of his bank account when requested by a scamster pretending to be the bank’s official rectifying his blocked ATM card.
This incident took place in Puttur. According to police, victim Karthik Shetty, a businessman, had received a call from a person claiming to be a bank official. The scamster was able to convince Shetty that his ATM card was blocked and it needs to be corrected. He later asked for his card number, and within no time, Rs 10,000 was deducted from his account.
Shetty called back the number and enquired about the money deductions, to which the scamster calmly apologized, and said he would refund the same in a few minutes by asking for an OTP. Shetty without realizing that he was going to get cheated again, gave the OTP to the scamster, after which money was again deducted from the account. This alerted Shetty, who then proceeded to block his card to prevent any further losses.
A case has been registered in the Puttur Town police station in this regard.