Aged man gets cheated by ATM security guard, loses about Rs 2.50 lakh

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BENGALURU: Despite several efforts to raise awareness, many still give their ATM cards and disclose their PINs to unknown people while withdrawing money.

In yet another such case, an elderly person lost, Rs 2.5 lakh after he took the help of a security guard at an ATM kiosk. The victim has now lodged a complaint with the Yeshwanthpur Cyber Crime police. But the police have allegedly not taken any action even after four months of the complaint.

Chikkarangaiah, a resident of Peenya, worked with a private company and retired last year. He is illiterate and does not know how to operate the ATM. Thus, he sought the help of security guard to withdraw cash as he did routinely.

On the last occasion, a security guard cheated the aged man when he had gone to withdraw money from an ATM. The security allegedly withdrew Rs 2.50 lakh from Chikkarangaiah’s account without his knowledge. He came to know that the money was withdrawn from his account when he was admitted to the hospital due to illness.

According to the complaint lodged by Chikkarangaiah, the security guard had withdrawn Rs 1,50,000 from the Kotak Mahindra Ban ATM on April 4, 2022 and transferred another Rs 1,25,000 to his bank account from Chikkarangaiah’s Axis Bank account.

Chikkarangaiah has requested the Yeshwantpur Cyber Crime police to get his money back.

Chikkarangaiah said, “I was working in private company and retired in January last year. I received Rs 6 lakh towards gratuity and I used to take help from the security guard at the Kotak Mahindra bank ATM. I got to know that I was cheated when I was admitted in hospital. The Yeshwanthpur police had promised that they will help me, but they did not. They kept saying that they need to get CCTV footage and I threatened that I will consume poison. The police later called the security guard from TENONE.F.M agency to the station and he confessed that he stolen the money, but the police did not take any action. Now I want justice and get back my hard-earned money”.

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