VITTHALWADI RES­I­DENTS LOSE MONEY FROM BANK AC­COUNT

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

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