Pension canceled: an elderly person loses Rs 1.67 lakh in Ahmedabad | Ahmedabad News
Solanki, a resident of Bapunagar, has an account in the Saraspur branch of a nationalized bank. His pension was credited each month to this account. Solanki filed a cheating complaint with Bapunagar police on Thursday.
Over the past two years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of seniors who have become easy targets for cyber crooks. These criminals approach the elderly by pretending to offer technical assistance, government assistance and services or even bait them with online friendship requests that turn into blackmail. The cybercrime department, like in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad, should launch targeted campaigns to educate seniors and arm them with simple strategies to avoid falling into such traps and wasting their hard-earned money.
According to the FIR, Solanki went to the bank to check the account balance. He was planning some expenses. When he saw several withdrawal entries on his passbook, he was shocked. He had not used the bank account. ATM card for transactions and claims the card was with him at the time of the offense, ”an investigator said.
The accused withdrew to Rs 15,000 all at once and used the card almost daily for a week. “An investigation is underway to verify the identity of the person or people who went to the ATM for withdrawals,” said the investigator. “Relevant banks have also been approached for further details.”