VITTHALWADI RESIDENTS LOSE MONEY FROM BANK ACCOUNT
ULHASNAGAR: Twenty-one Vitthalwadi residents have lodge a complaint that their bank accounts have been hacked and a total of Rs2 lakh withdrawn in the past one month.
No arrest has been made but the police suspect the accused are from outside the city.
The residents had been using the same ATM machine which had lots of problems.
Even after punching their PIN in the machine, residents would not get the money. But, they used to get an alert about the amount being debited.
All the 21 people h ave accounts in a private bank in Ulhasnagar.
The police have alerted the bank officials, who have said that they would go through the legal procedure and give their money.
V Dolas, senior police inspector from Vitthalwadi police station, said, “We have registered a case. We have also taken help of the Thane cybercrime cell. No one has been arrested.”
“We checked the ATM machine. The customers had first approached the bank but they could not do anything. They then approached the police,” Dolas added.
Dolas added: “The people were cheated of money between Rs2,000 and Rs6,000. We are going through the details.”
Jagdish Sawant, senior police inspector from cybercell, Thane, said: “We are trying to trace the accused. We will see if there is any skimmer attached to the ATM machine. We will go through the bank details of the customers to gather more facts.”