Manipal: Woman Student of MIT Loses Money in ATM Card Fraud

Manipal: In spite of cautions in the media about revealing numbers, passwords and other details over telephone, bank account-holders continue to fall prey to fraudsters.

Deboline Dara (20), a student of Manipal Institute of Technology, has complained to the police here regarding fraudulent transfer of money from her account. On August 4 around 7-23 am, she received a message on her mobile informing her that her account with State Bank of India in Manipal had got blocked and therefore detailes of the ATM card were required.

She also revealed the six-digit one-time password (OTP) which SBI sends by SMS. Soon thereafter, she received three debit messages of Rs 2,500, Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,000 – aggregating to Rs 4,500 – which were fraudulently transferred.

The point where the transactions emanated from is yet to be found out. The police have repeated their caution to the public not to reveal their account and card details on phone or via SMS.

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