Duping bank customers: Police have busted the gang that defrauded her of over Rs 9,700, and found that it swindled many others as well, in all of Rs 5.5 lakh. The woman’s complaint was instrumental in the arrest of Jharkhand residents Buddeshwar Murmu (23), Pinto Das and Mukesh Mandal (20), who were part of the gang. The arrests were made in Odisha by Mumbai’s cybercrime cell. The three are being brought to Mumbai, where they will be produce in court on Tuesday. Woman filed a complaint in which she mentioned that she received a call from a person who told that he is an employee of State Bank Of India The person told her the bank was renewing debit cards of account holders. Person kept calling her and even made her speak to another person, who identified himself as a senior bank manager. This person told the woman that if she didn’t renew her card, her account would be closed. Hearing this, she got scared and parted with her 14-digit debit card number.Later the caller told to give an OTP number she received on her phone, sensing something fishy she denied to give the number. But when the caller insisted to give the number, she gave the wrong OTP to him. When the caller told her the OTP was incorrect, the woman somehow came to rely on him and revealed the correct OTP. Soon, she received a message that Rs 9,705 had been withdrawn from her account. Realizing she had been duped, she contacted the bank and got her account blocked. Cyber cell is investigating the matter zeroed in on Mumu and Das, who led the police to Mandal, “the main culprit who was in touch with the gang’s leaders, who we are looking for”, said an officer.
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