ATM fraud: Rs 80,000 withdrawn from SBI

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: ATM fraud in country’s largest nationalized bank – State Bank of India (SBI) – has surfaced here again despite the bank sending mails to its customers warning them of ATM-related skimming frauds.

A depositor told this daily over telephone on Friday that from Rs 80,000 – through ATM Rs 40,000 & cash Rs 40,000 has been fraudulently withdrawn from his SBI Bank Tinali branch from someone in Haryana on August 30 last. A FIR has been filed with Itanagar police station, he said with remorse.

“The ATM skimming fraud has been on a rise since past many months,” the SBI in a letter February last had not only warned the users against this fraud, but also told how to report it and other redressal methods.

This fraud had prompted the SBI to lower ATM cash withdrawal limit to Rs 20,000 a day on 31.10.18.

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