Fraudsters Loot Money From Farmer’s Bank Account

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Vikarabad:A farmer was allegedly duped of Rs 4.34 lakh from his bank account without his knowledge in Vikarabad, the police said on Thursday. Farmer Kesannagari Amrutha Reddy, 57, had told the police that he had the money credited to his account after the sale of cotton that he reaped from the season. He had made the sale in Regadimamidipally village in Pudur mandal of Vikarabad district to the Cotton Corporation of India.

On February 18, he received a text message on his mobile phone (Symbian OS) that the CCI had deposited Rs 4,34,569 into his bank account. The next morning he gets a slew of text messages from the bank about several withdrawals that he had not done. After an investigation, it was found that the money was transferred in bits to different e-wallets like Paytm, Amazon and Ola money. He immediately rushed to the bank only to find that his money was forwarded to the many e-wallets from his accounts. Reddy immediately informed the police of the same as he had no accounts in the said e-wallets. He did not even have a smartphone that supported the said e-wallets, said the Chengomul Police sub-inspector K Arun Kumar. Because of no such app being installed in the phone, this wasn’t a case of hacking, he added.

“There were some incidents reported in the city where the victims were not using a smartphone, but the money was transferred from their bank accounts fraudulently. The money is said to be have been transferred into e-wallets in those case,” Arun Kumar said.

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