September 21, 2016
A woman running a beauty parlour near Orathandu in the district was cheated to the tune of Rs. 6,000 by an unidentified man posing as manager of a reputed nationalised bank.
Susila, a resident of Kannanthagudu Melaiyur village and running a beauty parlour in her village, on Sunday received a call from a person claiming to be the manager of the nationalized bank where she has an account. The caller said that her bank account was about to be frozen and she needed to give the personal identification number (PIN) of her debit card to prevent it. Believing him, she provided the number.
When Susila checked the balance in her account after remitting some money in her account on Tuesday, she was shocked to find that Rs. 6,000 had been withdrawn from her account.
Though she has lodged a complaint with the bank manager in this regard, she is yet to file a complaint with the police.