Elderly couple swindled out of Z2.65L in Bhawanipatna


Bhawanipatna, Jan 18: An elderly couple in this town was allegedly defrauded of ?2.65 lakh after an unidentified caller, claiming to be a customer care executive of a private telecom firm robbed them of the money from their bank account. The caller asked them to follow certain procedures for cash prizes worth Z20,000 and gifts on the occasion of New Year. 

The victim was identified as Gangadhar Subudhi, a retired person of Sharma Colony in this town. The matter came to fore after he lodged a complaint at the Town police station and the Cyber Cell at the SP office in this town, Monday Reports said that, the fraudster, claiming to be a customer care executive of a telecom firm,

 called up Gangadhar and asked him if he was facing any problem with the services of the firm and asked for his personal details to resolve his problem. Latex the caller said that he had won a mo-bile phone as gift and a cash prize of

 ?20,000 for the New Year Subudhi followed his in-structions when he was surprised that the caller on the other side managed to withdrew ?20,000 for five times through payment app Google Pay a total of ?I lakh from his bank ac-count without asking for the OTP. Later, he also withdrew another 

Z45,000 from his account and ?1.20 Ian from the ac-count of his wife. The couple lost a total of ?2.65 lakh in the fraud. 

The victim couple 

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