Kolkata, December 3: In the latest case of ATM fraud, 22 people from the same locality within a 2 km stretch in Jadavpur lost more than Rs 5 lakh in less than 28 hours on Sunday and Monday. According to a Times of India report, the fraudsters used multiple ATMs to empty the bank accounts of people, who were credited with salaries and also their pension amount.
Two ATMs were identified and skimming machines were used as possible tools to conduct the fraud. Most loses ranged from Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000. Almost 80 percent of the victims this time are PNB customers. Agitated customers whose money was lost comprised of IT executives, sales, teachers, retired government officials, and others. They went to the police station demanding payback from banks and redressal from cops. ATM Fraud Cases Rise: Mumbai Tops With 233 And Delhi at Second With 179 Incidents, Reveals RBI Data For 2018-19.
There has been a tremendous rise in ATM fraud cases taking place in the country. As per a Reserve Bank of India, in 2018-19, the total number of ATM fraud cases have increased from 911 to 980. Mumbai topped the list with 233 cases and Delhi was at the second spot with 179 cases. In the report, the only three states that didn't report fraud a single ATM fraud were- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura. The data comprised of incidents involving frauds of more than Rs 1 lakh.