Udupi: A stranger, on the pretext of helping an old man to withdraw money from ATM, deceived the old man thousands of rupees by withdrawing as well as transferring the money from his account, using his ATM card.
Janardhanan (79), a resident of Ozhachrome of Kannur district of Kerala state lost his money to the fraudster. Janardhanan had come to his daughter's house in Manipal on March 10. He went to the ATM machine on March 12 at Basic Signs building Manipal at 8.30 pm.
As his eyesight is weak, a stranger accompanied him and withdrew the money using his card and gave the money to him. After Janardhanan reached Kannur and enquired with SBI bank the details of his account, the incident of withdrawal of money and transfer of the same by the stranger came to light. A complaint stands registered with regards to this fraud at the cybercrime station (CEN) of Udupi.