New cyber fraud in Anantapur district. All the accounts were emptied saying that they called about the compensation.
He said that he called regarding the compensation to be given to the family members of the victims who died due to Covid.. He asked to give their details and phone numbers. Thinking this to be true, the ANM and the volunteer immediately gave the information asked by the suspect. After telling the same thing to the victim’s family members, if they receive a phone call from the collector’s office, they should provide the requested details. They also believed it to be true.
According to the secretariat staff, Pamidi Obulamma’s granddaughter Bharti received a phone call. She provided the details the other person asked for. After a while, Rs.58 thousand in her bank account disappeared. Also, Rs. 46 thousand was withdrawn from Madhava’s account, the son of Lakshminarasamma, who died of Corona. So they went and questioned the ANM and the volunteer. They argued that the money in their bank account had been withdrawn. The victims, who felt that they were cheated, and the secretariat staff lodged a complaint with the police. An ANM and a volunteer were booked due to an unknowing mistake. The police concluded that all this was the work of a cyber criminal. Police warn to be careful about such phone calls. It is advised not to tell personal things to unknown people.
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