Gurgaon HDFC ATM duped 50 people, screwed lakhs of rupees

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New Delhi : Close to 50 people have been tricked in HDFC bank ATM in Gurgaon and have lost lakhs of rupees after swiping their cards. The incident took place at Unitech Cyber Park, a popular IT hub in Gurgaon. It is suspected that some device was installed in the ATM which collected the data of all those people who have used the ATM. The fraud case came to notice when people started receiving SMS alerts about the withdrawal of money from their accounts.

As per the report by India Today, on May 1, Neeraj Jain and Naresh Nodia received SMS alerts about the withdrawal of money from their accounts. They soon rushed to the police station and filed police complaints and within two days more victims reported similar incident. Police investigations disclosed that a device installed in the ATM machine scanned the cards and stole their details. Many victims also complained about the fraud on social media.

Shubhankar Chawla, a victim of the fraud tweeted, “I lost my 22536 INR on 1st may at 3:08 am after using my ICICI bank debit card at HDFC ATM in Unitech Cyber Park’s ground floor.”

Kapil tweeted “A major banking (ATM) fraud happening since 1 May by cloning of HDFC Bank debit cards at Unitech Cyber Park (Gurgaon) HDFC ATM. In all cases, ATM cards were swiped at above location.

Rs 40,000 also withdrawn from my HDFC account last night.”

Akash who works at a private company, said “What is going on HDFC? I have almost 15 users from my office which are victims of debit card fraud. ATM at Unitech cyber is compromised. No one is registering FIR. What should we do? Too much money on stack. SOS”

Neeraj Jha, head of corporate communication, HDFC Bank, Mumbai, while responding to the tweets of alleged fraud tweeted, “An incident involving our ATM in Gurugram has come to our notice. While a police complaint is being filed, matter will be investigated to get to the bottom of this, we’d like to assure all customers that there’ll be no financial loss to them. Deeply regret the inconvenience.