Another ATM fraud in Kerala, 2 lose Rs one lakh

Last month, a Romanian national was arrested from Mumbai in connection with a hi-tech ATM fraud in which several people had lost money here.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:September 16, 2016 5:01 pm

In yet another ATM fraud in Kerala, two persons including an NRI, have lost over Rs one lakh, with the money being withdrawn from their accounts through different ATMs in the city. The NRI Arvind, who is presently in the Gulf, told police that Rs 52,000 had been withdrawn from his Axis bank account at Pattom here early Friday.

Police said they have asked him to forward an email complaint to the Police commissioner after which a case will be registered. He informed them over phone that the money had been withdrawn through five transactions. The withdrawal was from different ATMs in the city, police said.

Arvind told TV channels that he had been to Kerala a month ago and had withdrawn some amount from the account. However, he was surprised when he got messages early this morning for withdrawal of Rs 52,000 from this account.

In the other incident, one Vineeth said he had lost Rs 49,000 from his Canara Bank account yesterday through 11 transactions. A case has been registered in this regard, police said.

Last month, a Romanian national was arrested from Mumbai in connection with a hi-tech ATM fraud in which several people had lost money here. Police had then said three Romanians were involved in the racket. CCTV recordings showed the trio had installed an electronic device inside an ATM kiosk of a public sector bank at Vellayambalam here, using which they had later withdrawn money from the accounts of different persons.