The phone number registered in the bank account does not belong to the account owner. Obviously the OTP went to the fraudster and the fact that the account has been robbed could not be known at the right time.
A man lost more than a lakh of rupees to online fraud. Surprisingly he did not get to know when the money was being withdrawn, else recovery would have been possible.
A guard working with a security services company in Udaipur reported the issue in Bhupalpura police station that his bank account has been robbed.
Kamal Lal reported that his account had enough money but when he went to withdraw some amount one day, he could not. On 11th January, Kamal went to the ATM at Shastri Circle to withdraw 3000 rupees. His son accompanied him to the ATM. On 16th January he went back to an ATM near Jodhpur Dairy but could not get any money. He then went to the bank to have his passbook updated.
The bank informed him that his account had 1, 63,936 rupees out of which 1, 62,000 rupees have been withdrawn. The balance available in the account as on date is merely 1,500 rupees. Bank details show that the amount was withdrawn in Sohanpur in West Bengal. The details also revealed that the registered mobile number in the bank turned out to be somebody else’s number, that is the reason why Kamal, the account holder, did not receive any OTP on the withdrawal of such a huge amount.