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School teacher loses Rs 50,000 in ATM fraud

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

TANGLA, Aug 31: ATM fraud cases are increasing day-by-day. From using advanced card skimmers to illegally withdrawing money and tricking people into sharing persol banking details, fraudsters have done it all.

The latest trick seems to be fraudsters citing GST as the reason why they need the bank details as has been in a case where a school teacher was duped by a fraudster into sharing his SBI account details and later he found that nearly Rs 50,000 had been debited from his account.

Sita Ram Das, a resident Noi Khas village under Dimakuchi PS of Udalguri on Wednesday received an anonymous phone call from a person claiming to be a staff of SBI, asking for his ATM details. Later, the victim after contacting the Tangla branch of State Bank of India, where he holds the account, found that around Rs 50,000 had been debited from his account. The incident has left the victim, a venture school teacher and a small trader, distressed.

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