The New Delhi Police are up and about, inquiring into an ATM fraud wherein around 40 customers of Punjab National Bank got tricked and ripped off of their money a few minutes after they used their ATM at the Sheikh Sarai branch.
The aforementioned customers alleged that a message reading “failed transaction” showed on the screens of their ATMs after they tried to withdraw money.
6 customers have affirmed and complained to the police regarding the issue.
One of the aggrieved customers informed the police that they had tried to withdraw a sum of Rs.10,000 but couldn’t as the ATM showed that it’d run out of cash.
All the same, a few minutes later, the sufferer received a message mentioning that Rs. 10,000 has been debited from their account.
The bank when questioned by him, said that he according to their records had withdrawn the money.
The customer had to take his complaint forward to the branch manager.
Another of the complainants cited that after withdrawing 9,500 they received a text mentioning that 10,000 had been withdrawn from their account.
This left the complainant flabbergasted and they had to file a complaint with the bank.
The bank alone could not track out the reason and the minds behind the fraud and counselled the customers to get in touch with the police.
The police officials in liaison with the bank checked out the CCTV footage of the ATM to determine the cons behind the fraud.
The cops surmise that the scoundrels have kenneled in lakhs of Rupees. Further inquiry is yet to be made.