A senior citizen couple was fooled to the tune of Rs 40,000 by an unknown caller who siphoned off money from their bank accounts by saying that he was going to activate their ATM card, 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, reads the complaint registered at Vartak Nagar Police Station here.
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 sections 420 (cheating) of the IPC and section 66(d) of the IT Act, police added.