Caution sounded on new form of cyber crime

Port Blair
6 Apr 2018

The Andaman and Nicobar Police has cautioned general public to beware of a new form of cyber crime. In the last few days, several persons have informed police stations, that money has been fraudulently withdrawn from their accounts. Using ATM cards in the mainland particularly Delhi although they have not given their ATM cards to anyone. The fraud is not limited to any particular bank and it seems to have affected customers of all banks alike. Further, in these transactions, the money is withdrawn from the ATMs without disclosure of confidential information like ATM PIN.
The general public  have been requested to change the PIN of their ATM cards immediately to avoid any such loss on account of fraud. The ATM PIN can be changed either at the ATM machine or using internet banking or using mobile app of concerned bank. The Reserve Bank of India vide its circular No. RBI/2017-18/15 DBR.No.Leg.BC.78/09.07.005/2017-18 dated July 6, 2017 has defined limited liability of customers in Unauthorized Electronic Banking Transactions. Hence, the customers who are affected by such fraud are requested to approach the concerned bank with an application within 3 working days for redressal of their grievance.