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Barpeta woman’s Money looted through Paytm and Flipkart



A Correspondent

PATHSALA: In yet another incident of fraudulent bank money transfer of Pathsala State Bank of India (SBI) account holders, a woman of Barpeta road reportedly lost an amount of Rs 1,87,246!

State Bank of India, Pathsala branch of Barpeta district seems to be compromising the accounts of its customers. As per report, the victim, identified as Jayapravha Talukdar, a retired government employee who holds an account in SBI Pathsala branch in Barpeta district vide account no 10707689737, had lost the amount in 23 transactions made through online retail sites Paytm app and Flipkart.

The woman was shocked after she checked her bank account transaction and learned that Rs 1,87,246 was deducted from 2/09/2018 to 05/01/2019 in 23 transactions without her knowledge.

The woman has already lodged an FIR at Pathsala outpost under Patacharkuchi Police Station in Barpeta district. In the statement, she also blamed the Pathsala SBI bank officials for alleged involvement in the incident and she appealed to the police authorities to take necessary action in this matter. India has witnessed an exponential growth in the usage of digital wallets in the past few years, especially after demonetization. With the ever-increasing popularity of mobile wallets, hackers also have gained a keen interest in this mode of payment. Cybercriminals are finding novel ways to gain illegal access to wallets.


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