Cabbies cheat senior citizen of Rs 47,000 through Paytm

Cybercrime police arrested two cab drivers on Tuesday for stealing the debit card details of a senior citizen. The duo transferred Rs 47,000 through Paytm over a period of one month.

Police arrested Nagaraj (30) and his associate Sachin (23) in connection with the case. According to the police, Nagaraj used to pick up and drop the concerned senior citizen for over a year gaining the old man’s trust.

Eventually, the senior citizen used to hand over his debit card to Nagaraj to withdraw money from the ATM. Nagaraj, meanwhile, clicked the photograph of the ATM card and got hold of the account details and the ATM PIN. He then sent it to his associate Sachin in December, the police said.

Sachin used the account details of the senior citizen to create a Paytm account and made various transactions in a month. The duo would then share the money equally.

The incident came to light when the victim noticed money being deducted from his account and asked a family member to follow up. After verifying the bank statement, he realised that money was indeed being transferred through Paytm.

After a complaint, police tracked down Sachin, who confessed that Nagaraj had shared the bank details with him. The duo has been booked under various sections of the IT Act and has been remanded to judicial custody.

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