Mumbai Crime: MBA student loses Rs 80K to fraudsters as he sleeps
A 25-year-old MBA student and resident of Byculla lost Rs 80,000 to card fraudsters. The money was drawn from various ATMs in Bandra and Khar
A 25-year-old MBA student and resident of Bycullay lost 80,000 rupees, to card fraudsters. The money was drawn from various ATMs in Bandra and Khar. What‘s really shocking is that the withdrawal limit of the card was only 40,000.
As per reports by the Times of India, the incident occurred on July 17. Varun Nambiar (25) woke up to see a number of transactions carried out on his card, and the total money withdrawn was 80,000, even though his withdrawal limit was 40,000 per day. Unfortunately, neither has the bank nor has the JJ Nagar Police station filed an FIR despite Namibar’s repeated requests.
The money is said to have been withdrawn at night, when the complainant was asleep. In a statement he said, “I lost the entire money I earned while working with a CA firm and studying in the last one year. Surprisingly, the money was withdrawn from ATMs when the withdrawal limit was Rs 40,000, which shows the bank’s flaw.”
The seven transactions included the first two withdrawals of Rs 20,000 each at 12.03am and 12.05am. This was followed by four withdrawals for Rs 10,000, between 12.05am and 1am. Nambiar said, “When I called the bank’s customer care number at night, they replied that the money would get reversed in the morning. When I checked online in the morning, nothing was left in my account. Now the bank has put its hands up.”
The Police have registered an FIR only to acknowledge Nambiar’s written complaint on July 17th. In a statement to the Times of India, senior inspector Dilip Shinde said that he would look into the matter and asked Nambiar to visit the police station to lodge an FIR on Sunday.
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