Hyderabad: Cyber fraudsters targetted Canara Bank ATM located in the Abids area and siphoned money from 13 customers of the bank on a single day.
The amounts, varying from Rs 3,000 to Rs 40,000, were withdrawn by the crooks at Delhi, and a team of cyber crime police from Hyderabad has left for Delhi to nab the accused.
On July 4, Canara Bank (Abids Road branch) senior manager P. Mohan complained to the cyber crime police that fraudulent transactions were done from the bank accounts of 13 customers who have accounts at the branch.
He told the police that some unidentified persons had skimmed and cloned the debit cards of the customers and withdrawn a total of Rs 2.23 lakh. The customers who have lost the money have lodged separate complaints with the bank about the illegal withdrawal of the money.
The cyber crime officials have registered a case under sections 419 and 420 of IPC, and 66-C and 66-D of IT Act.
They have found that the ATM machine in which the crooks inserted a skimmer was located just beside the bank’s branch at Abid Road. The money was withdrawn at Delhi by the same person who had inserted the skimmer.
All the fraudulent transactions were carried out on June 28, 2018, and the customers have all used the ATM located outside the bank prior to installation of the skimmers.
Cyber crime inspector V.P. Tiwari said, “One person was noticed inserting a skimmer in the footage recovered from the ATM. His photograph has been enhanced and based on available clues, a six-member team has left for Delhi today (Friday) to nab the accused.”...