PNB Bank Employee falls victim to Rs 2.25 lakh online fraud

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Una: A recent incident of fraud involving a PNB Bank employee has come to light. The victim, Akshay Kumar, has reported a loss of Rs 2.25 lakh. The case has been registered at the Sadar Una police station under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police have taken immediate action and are actively investigating the matter.

Details of the Fraud

Akshay Kumar, son of Santosh Kumar and a resident of Village Ambehada Ramkishan Post Office, Ambehada Dheeraj Tehsil Bangana, works at PNB Bank. He has reported that an unknown individual defrauded him of Rs 2,26,000. The fraudulent activity involved money being withdrawn from three different accounts through an online scam.

According to Akshay Kumar, on March 29, he received a link on his phone. Upon opening the link, he started receiving OTPs on his phone number (78765-61728). When he checked his accounts, he discovered that a total of Rs 2,26,000 had been fraudulently withdrawn.

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Actions Taken and Advice from Authorities

Akshay Kumar has filed a complaint with the cyber cell of PNB Bank against the accused person. The authorities have assured him that appropriate action will be taken to investigate and resolve the matter.

Meanwhile, SP Una Rakesh Singh has confirmed that the police have registered a case under section 420 of the IPC and are actively investigating the incident. He has also issued a public appeal, advising people not to open any suspicious links or messages on their mobile phones. Furthermore, he emphasized that nationalized banks do not request any bank-related information online.

It is important for everyone to remain vigilant and cautious while using online platforms and to exercise caution when sharing personal and financial information. Never share sensitive banking details or click on suspicious links.

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