Cyber fraud: Rs 27,000 emptied from retired Nalco officer’s SBI account in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Beware! You may lose your hard-earned money even without sharing bank account details and other credentials to anyone.

A retired employee of the National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) in Jagatsinghpur became the latest victim of cyber fraud in the State by losing Rs 27,000 from his SBI account to fraudsters.

The victim, Debabrat Sahu of Kheras village of in the district has lodged a complaint with the cyber police station in this regard.

Sahu, who has a bank account with SBI main branch Jagatsinghpur, claimed that he had not shared any credentials with the fraudster. The conman already knew his account and PAN card details, he said.

“I was watering the plants in my garden when my phone rang. When my wife brought the phone to me, the caller said cash is being deducted regularly from my bank account. He offered help to block it if I give my consent. He also read out my bank account number and PAN card number. Though both numbers were correct, I denied suspecting it to be a proxy call,” Sahu said.

“The caller said Rs 20,000 has already been deducted from my account and it will continue unless I ask him to block the transactions. I disconnected the call. He again called me to inform another Rs 7,000 has been debited. I immediately opened the SBI YONO app and found that altogether Rs 27,000 was deducted in two transactions,” Sahu added.

After receiving the complaint, the cyber police asked Sahu to furnish the transaction details and launched an investigation into the matter.

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