‘Tele-caller‘ dupes elderly woman in Pune

PUNE: Wakad police have booked an unidentified tele-caller for cheating an elderly woman to the tune of Rs 40,000 by obtaining details of her bank account fraudulently in October, this year.

The woman (74), lodged a complaint with the Wakad police on Wednesday following which police booked the unidentified tele-caller.

According to first information report (FIR), the suspect called up woman from different mobile phone numbers. The suspect claimed that he was an officer with a nationalised bank having its office at Hubali in Karnataka.

The caller claimed that he was updating the Aadhar card details of the bank’s customers as part of the mandatory Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The woman then shared the details of her Aadhar card.

Following this, the woman received call of the suspect claiming that he has updated the Aadhar card details and he will also need details of her ATM card. The woman then shared details of her ATM card with the accused.

Within minutes, the suspect used the details of her ATM card and transferred Rs 40,000 to another bank account using e-banking facilities, the FIR states.

The police officials have obtained the details of the bank accounts to the which money was transferred. Police have also obtained details of the cellphone numbers used in the crime. However, prima facie, both names and address of account holders as well as the cellphone number holders are found to be fake.
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