Hyderabad: Days after complaining to the SBI Trimulgherry branch about not receiving messages from the bank about her transaction, a senior citizen received a call from an unknown man impersonating as a bank official and claiming to solve the issues of SMS alert messages for bank transactions. He cheated her. Hyderabad cyber crime police registered a case and are investigating.
According to A. Eswaramma, a 68-year-old pensioner, on June 1 she complained to the SBI branch about not receiving SMS alerts.
A few days later, she received a call from an unknown caller stating that he was calling from the SBI head office at Hyderabad, in response to her complaint.
He asked her to share information about her ATM card details and bank accounts. Trusting him, she revealed debit card numbers, CVV numbers of my both SBI accounts and thereafter the OTP numbers received on her mobile phone. After this, I received messages regarding debit of amounts from both my bank accounts, amounting to `99,593. This was reportedly debited from my SBI account at the Lothkunta branch towards online transactions.
After realising that she was cheated by the caller, she approached the Hyderabad cyber crime police requesting action against the culprit who cheated her. Hyderabad cyber crime police booked a case under section 419 IPC (punishment for cheating by impersonation) and 420 IPC (cheating) and under relevant sections of the IT Act....