Kozhikode man loses Rs 14,400 after recharging mobile via app
Kozhikode: In a shocking incident, a man lost Rs 14,400 after recharging his mobile phone number through an application. Elathur native P Shibu filed a complaint with Nadakkavu police in this regard.
According to the complaint, the incident took place on June 3. Shibu downloaded the app and made payment of Rs 599 to recharge his phone number. But later, Shibu got message from the bank revealing that money was deducted from his account on various dates following the mobile recharge. It is reported that Rs 400, Rs 800, Rs 1600 got deducted from his bank account between June 16 and July 1 in various dates. In this manner, a total of Rs 14,400 was deducted from Shibu’s bank account without his knowledge.
Shibu came to know about the money lost when his transaction of Rs 8140 to another bank failed due to insufficient balance. The bank also deducted a fine of Rs 590 from his account for trying to carry out money transaction without sufficient amount in balance.
Meanwhile, Nadakkavu police informed that a case was not registered over the man’s complaint as he did not lose the money after giving OTP or ATM card pin to another person.
Many complaints are registered in various police stations over losing money after making online transactions. Four complaints are registered in Town station.
Town police informed that a businessman complained about losing Rs 1,01,600 after making online payment to a company in Chhattisgarh. Following the probe, the police found that the company has given a fake address.
“The businessman lost his money after giving OTP to another person. Apart from this case, a man complained that Rs 35,000 went missing from his bank account after he applied to purchase old vehicles of Indian army based on an advertisement. Another person who followed the advertisement suffered a loss of Rs 40,000,” said SI KT Bijith.
It is learned that three complaints were registered at Kasaba and and at Maradu police stations respectively. Police reported that in these cases the people lost their money after giving OTP to another person.