New Delhi : The Bank of Baroda in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, is facing a new form of cybercrime where money is disappearing from customers’ bank accounts without any notification. Distressed customers have reported withdrawals ranging from five thousand to twenty-five thousand rupees without receiving any call or message. Around 30 people have lodged complaints with the cybercrime division within a span of three days.
The police suspect that customers’ data may have been stolen from one of the bank’s branches. However, the bank suggests that cloning could also be a possible explanation for these incidents. The stolen money has been transferred to accounts located outside the state, and multiple transactions have occurred from some of the affected accounts. Interestingly, the customers whose accounts were compromised did not receive any messages, calls, or OTPs (One-Time Passwords). Furthermore, they claim not to have used ATMs during the time of the unauthorized transactions.
All the affected customers reside in Bhopal, and this fact has led the police to doubt the cloning theory. If cloning were the sole cause, people from outside the city would also have fallen victim to this scheme. However, all the complaints have originated from the same bank and the same city.
Please note that the information provided is based on the given news article, and further investigation is needed to ascertain the exact nature of the fraud.