In yet another ATM fraud reported from Thiruvananthapuram, a college professor lost Rs 56000 on Friday.
This incident comes on the back of the ATM heist on August 8 in which 20 people had lost about Rs 4.5 lakhs from the SBI ATM at Althara Junction near Vellayambalam in Thiruvananthapuram.
Thiruvananthapuram NSS college Assistant professor Aswathy filed a complaint with the Medical College police claiming that she lost the money in 11 transactions. All the transactions happened outside India, including one from China. The money was lost on September 5 and 6, but the complainant came to know about it only on Friday when she visited the ATM to withdraw money.
The Times of India reports that Rs 10,000 was withdrawn from an ATM in Fijuan province in China and rest of the transactions were done as purchases apparently made using POS (Point Of Sale) machine, which is the kind of device used for cashless transactions in shops.
Aswathy did not receive any alerts after money was withdrawn from her account.
Police said this case will also be given to the Special Investigation Team which is already handling the Althara ATM fraud investigation. One Romanian national was arrested from Mumbai in this case, but the other two accused are still on the run.