Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 23: A resident of the city was fleeced to the tune of Rs 5.35 lac by an online fraudster.
A man, who resides in one of the apartment buildings at Matadakani with his son, received a call from a stranger and introduced himself.
The caller said to the man, “My brother gave your mobile number to me. He said that he was your batch mate when you studied engineering in Banaras Hindu University. Rs five lac is required for his surgery now.”
The victim, who believed the caller, gave the OTP number of his ICICI Bank branch of Panaji. The fraudster got Rs 4.50 lac in one transaction and later removed money in phases. The total amount withdrawn was Rs 5.35 lac.
A case in this regard is filed in CEN police station of the city.