Conman cheated Secretary of private school posing as bank executive and made away with Rs.7.2 Lakhs

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Offered to increase the credit card limit,conman cheated secretary of a private school and made away with Rs.7.2 lakh on Saturday.

Based on the complaint by Naveen Rao,from Jakkur,the Amruthahalli police have registered a case of cheating and also under various sections of IT act on Saturday and efforts are on to track down the accused through the transactions details .

Mr.Rao in his complaint,said that the accused identifying himself as Manish Sharma city Bank executive offered to increase his credit card limit .

The accused sent a link asking Mr.Rao to enter the credit card number .

After he completed the task,Sharma asked him to download an App for which Mr.Rao suspecting something fishy, refused.

Sharma somehow convinced him and sent his associate to his residence in Basavanagudi for Validation process.

The accused approached him with a mobile phone in a covered envelop of city bank logo.He took the SIM put it in the mobile phone the accused had carried and switched it on few second later he returned the SIM stating that the validation is completed and left the place.

The scam came to light when Mr.Rao received a message from the bank that a total of Rs.7.2 lakh had been debited in six transactions.

He approached the bank and raised the complaint before approaching the police.The police warned members of the general public not to share the SIM cards with anyone .