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Fraudsters hack email ; bank customer loses Rs 2.35 lakhs

Fraudsters hack email ; bank customer loses Rs 2.35 lakhs

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, June 13, 2016 : In a case of email hacking,  a customer of Korangrapady branch of Vijaya Bank lost Rs 2.35 lakhs in a matter of a few minutes.

According to reports the NRE account holder Melwyn D’Costa had initially sent an email to his bank seeking to transfer of Rs 2.35 lakhs to his wife’s account  on June 7 stating she needed it for her treatment purposes. The bank staff had acted accordingly.

Meanwhile, the bank received another email the same day from Melwyn asking it to transfer  an equal amount t o Account No. 629205502043 held in the name of Pawan Singh in  ICICI bank Chandni Chowk branch New Delhi.  It is learnt, the bank staff, without re-confirmation with the account holder had transferred the amount, while the fact was that someone had hacked the account and sent the email.

 Melwyn has now lodged a complaint at Udupi  Police Station.

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Comments on this Article
Javed ali, Kundapur Mon, June-13-2016, 12:51
Who is actually responsible ? Is it the bank or the person? We are having many opportunities for transfer of money at door step but the risk is also high .
Rajeshwari S, Bantwal Mon, June-13-2016, 12:20
It is just unbelievable as the through the bank he has made it so. the culprit has to be traced.
Mallika Shetty, Bejai,Mangalore Mon, June-13-2016, 12:11
The technology is advanced ,The hackers are using technology double advanced.
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