Former MLA J R Lobo Rs 49,000 lost at online bank fraud

4:43 PM, Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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jr-loboMangaluru: Former MLA J R Lobo has become a victim of online bank fraud as he lost Rs 49,000 from his account.

According to the complaint filed with Mangaluru East police station on Thursday, Lobo stated that he received a call from a scamster, who introduced himself as an employee of State Bank of India. The caller after gaining confidence of the former MLA asked him to update his bank account and made him reveal details of his debit card including PIN and OTP. Thereafter, the money in his account was siphoned off through three different transactions. Lobo, a former KAS officer, later filed a complaint.

Lobo came to know that he was conned only after receiving debit alerts from the bank. A complaint under Information Technology Act was registered and investigation is under process.

In a similar incident, a person lost Rs 17,300 to online scamster. According to the complaint filed by Dev Kundar, he was browsing Bajaj finance and called the number on the site. The person on the opposite side asked details of debit card and he provided it without any doubt. In no time, Rs 17,300 was debited from his account. A case has been registered with the city cyber police station.

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