A senior citizen couple was duped to the tune of Rs. 40,000 by an unknown caller who siphoned off money from their bank accounts under the pretext of getting their ATM card activated, police said.
Devyani Gore (70), a resident of Tarangan, was alone at home on Monday when she received a call at about 3 pm from an unknown number, reading the complaint registered at Vartak Nagar Police Station at Thane.
The caller informed Gore that he was a bank employee and her ATM card with a private bank has expired and to get it activated she should share the card number and CVV number, said the complaint.
She revealed the details of the card to the caller and within some time got a message on her mobile that an amount of Rs. 30,000 had been debited from her account. Also an amount of Rs. 9,998 had been transferred from her husband’s account through money transfer, says the complaint.
A case has been registered under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC and Section 66(d) of the IT Act, police added.