School principal duped of over Rs 1L by fraudster

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School principal duped of over Rs 1L by fraudsterCalled up victim pretending to be bank employee and got account details

Sharing certain confidential details of her savings account proved costly for a school principal after she was duped to the tune of Rs 1.26 lakh at Bhosari. The fraudster called her and, on the pretext of being abank employee, got details of her account and withdrew money.

Livia PV (27), principal of a school in Bhosari has lodged a complaint against an unidentified person at Bhosari MIDC police station. According to her statement, the transactions took place between March 29 and March 31 in which the fraudster managed to withdraw Rs 1,26,700 from her account at ICICI Bank.

Police inspector (crime) Dilip Shinde of Bhosari police station who is investigating the case, told Mirror, “The complainant has a savings account at the Bhosari branch of ICICI Bank, where she had balance of over Rs 1 lakh. In her statement, she says that she received a call from an unknown number from a person claiming to be an employee of the bank. He pretended to be verify some information and asked her confidential details about her account. Thinking it was an official call, she shared all the details. Following the call, an amount of Rs 1,26,700 was withdrawn from her account in multiple transactions.”

The police are now taking the help of experts from the economic offence wing to get clues about the caller. Cyber experts are also helping to get details of the fraudster(s) and to know from where they carried out the transaction.

Thinking it was an official call, she shared all details of her account. An amount of Rs 1,26,700 was then withdrawn

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