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2 duped of Rs 1 lakh in Cuncolim, Navelim

Cuncolim: Two persons were duped of Rs one lakh in two separate incidents reported in Cuncolim and Navelim respectively.In the Cuncolim incident, which took place on Wednesday night, one Freddy Fernandes, a resident of Panzorconi and a bus driver by profession, had gone to withdraw money at the Bank of Baroda ATM in Cuncolim but the machine failed to transact cash.Later, four youth – three from Mumbai and one from UP offered to help Freddy to which he agreed to but the ATM failed to transact money.While on his way to the SBI ATM at Cuncolim, these youth followed Freddy and once again offered help to which Freddy agreed to. But to Freddy’s disappointment here too the ATM failed to transact cash. He later visited the Corporation Bank ATM at Dandewado to check his balance and was shocked to find Rs 20,000 withdrawn from his account.
Freddy recalled noting their Innova vehicle number and immediately informed the police. The police nabbed the four accused at Canacona. Cuncolim police are investigating the case.In the second incident reported at Navelim, a retired government employee one Anil Bandodkar, a resident of Navelin was duped of Rs 80,000 by an unknown person.In his complaint to the Margao police, Anil Bandodkar stated that he received a call from one Deepak Sharma, who claimed to be a bank officer and told him that his account has been hacked. He asked Anil to give his ATM card number and PIN to which he agreed to. Later he was shocked to receive an SMS which stated that Rs 80,000 had been withdrawn from his account. He filed a complaint with the Margao police who are investigating the case. [H]

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