There has been a rise in cases of people’s money being stolen from bank accounts in Guwahati recently.
Cyber criminals on the prowl in the city are stealing customers hard-earned money.
The Panbazar Police Station has seen 21 cases registered since July 2018, where the customers’ money is being siphoned off from accounts through one way or other.
Either the money was stolen through online hacking, a phone call or trying to help the victim inside an ATM booth.
According to the police most of the crime is planned at places which have multiple ATMs in one booth. The thieves try to get friendly and help those who are not very accustomed with the money dispensing process. Here they get to know the victim’s ATM card pin number.
Some thieves introduce themselves as bank officials and get the 16 digit card number. The 16 digit number helps the thieves to get hold of the victim’s identity and then they somehow fool the victim and get the pin number, reports GPlus.
High-level thieves don’t get in touch with the victims directly and steal the money by hacking the account.
In order to avoid such situations, the customers need to be educated by the banks about keeping their private information safe, said the police.