Fraudsters use Aadhar nos to hack into bank accounts
The accused trapped the victims and managed to get details of their documents such as Aadhar card, bank account and even grid numbers printed on the back of their ATM cards, a police source said
According to the source, it appears that it is one racket, targeting only South Delhi-based customers of ICICI Bank. The police have not ruled out the involvement of an insider in the case. However, they are yet to smash the racket, sources said.
All banks have been cautioning customers not to share their bank account details such as ATM password and one-time passwords (OTP) with callers, claiming to be bank officials.
“Last week, we held a meeting with managers of all banks in Delhi and asked them to make their customers aware of the issue and upgrade the awareness text/ mail. We are trying our best to track the conmen,” said Prem Nath, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).
Four cases have been reported against such conmen at three police stations in <g data-gr-id="36">south</g> district from May 14 to 17. The first was reported by a woman, living in South Extension-II.
In her complaint, she alleged that some men, posing as bank officials, sought details of her Aadhar card and siphoned off over Rs 1 lakh in four installments from her savings account.
In a few hours, the accused targeted another person, living in the same area, and siphoned off around Rs 50,000 from his account, using the similar modus operandi.
After two days, the accused trapped a man from Vasant Vihar and around Rs 50,000 was debited from his savings account.
The next day, they targeted a resident of Lodhi Colony. In this case, they even asked him about the OTP generated on his <g data-gr-id="35">cellphone</g> by the bank.