Medical officer in Ahwa discloses ATM card number & OTP, lost Rs 74,000 | Surat News

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SURAT: Medical officer posted at a government hospital in Ahwa town of Dang district lost Rs 74,600 from her bank account after she unknowingly disclosed her bank account details and OTP to an uknown person.
According to Ahwa Police, Kajal Damor (24), a resident of Gandhi Colony in Ahwa town, is a medical officer posted in health department in the district. Her husband Divyang Damor is also a medical officer posted in Dang district. The couple has been given emergency duty due to Covid-19. “I recieved a call from an unknown person and he told me that he was calling from Bank of Baroda and said that my bank account and ATM will soon be closed and do you want to continue. I told him that I want to continue my bank account and then he demanded bank ATM card number which I gave him and then I gave OTP to him,” she said in her police complaint.
After disclosing confidential bank details, she lost Rs 74,600 in five transactions. Realising her mistake, she immediately informed to her husband and she transferred remaining amount from her bank account to her husband’s bank account so that the fraudster can’t transact anymore.
Moreover, the person continued to call her for more details but Kajal Damor did not provide and approached police station and lodged her complaint.
“We have lodged a complaint against an unidentified person under various sections of Information Technology (Amendment) Act-2008 and launched investigation into this case,” said police offiical.
The police across the state have issued warning to people to be vigilant about this fraudulent activity and ensure that you do not disclose confidential bank details, ATM numbers and OTPs to unknown persons.

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