Rs 65K embezzled from bank account | Coimbatore News
C Rajan of Green Banks Colony in Kangeyampalayam, a former Air Force Administrative College (AFAC) engineer here, had received a message from an unknown number to update the KYC details of his SBI account by clicking https: / /kycsbi.in. He clicked on the link, which took him to a fake SBI page. He entered his username and password, received an OTP, and also entered the OTP.
Meanwhile, Rs 65,000 were debited from his account in three installments. He filed a complaint on the National Criminal Archives Bureau (NCRB) portal and lodged a complaint with Coimbatore Rural Cybercrime Police Inspector S Jayadevi.
The police registered a case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code and 60 (D) of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Inspector Jayadevi said the elderly, mostly retirees, are targets of a gang. “We are working to gather details of the gang, which is based in northern India. We are also trying to find out how the gang obtains the cell phone numbers of the elderly, ”the officer said. “Seniors shouldn’t click on links sent by strangers. They should contact bank officials in person or by phone. If you lose money, contact the Rural Cybercrime Police.
Two similar cases were recently reported in Coimbatore and more than 7.29 lakh rupees were stolen from bank accounts, police sources said.