STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Army officer loses Rs 4 lakh to hackers, files plaint

 A senior Army officer posted in Bengaluru lost Rs 4 lakh to online fraudsters, even after requesting his account be frozen.

Published: 28th August 2020 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2020 06:11 AM   |  A+A-

Hacking

For representational purposes

Express News Service

BENGALURU: A senior Army officer posted in Bengaluru lost Rs 4 lakh to online fraudsters, even after requesting his account be frozen. He has now lodged a police complaint against officials working at the nationalised bank and an e-wallet firm.

The 52-year-old Brigadier had tried to withdraw Rs 10,000 from his account on August 21, but the transaction failed. The subsequent transaction was successful and Rs 15,000 was withdrawn from an ATM, but the slip showed that Rs 25,000 was withdrawn. 

The next day, he contacted customer care, requesting a reversal of Rs 10,000. The staff asked him for some details and assured the money will be credited in two working days. To his shock, four transactions - each for Rs 49,999 - were made within four minutes on August 23. 

The Brigadier, who does not use online or mobile banking, immediately reported the matter to the bank, and requested that his debit card be blocked and the account be frozen. The same day, he lodged a complaint with Viveknagar police and an FIR was registered.

“Even after being assured that the account was frozen and the card blocked, Rs 1,99,996 was debited again from my account on August 24,” he said.  The second time too, four transactions were made in four minutes, but from a different phone number. 

All the transactions were initiated through an e-wallet mobile application. The Army officer met the bank’s branch manager, but allegedly, did not get a positive response. The Brigadier has complained against the bank officials and an e-wallet firm to the police. Between the two phone numbers used to commit the fraud, one number starts with +92 - the code for Pakistan. Such numbers are being rampantly used by online fraudsters.



Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • dk acharya

    Involvement of bank staff cannot be denied.
    2 months ago reply
IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp