Former IAS officer loses Rs three lakhs in ATM fraud

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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) A former retired IAS officer here became a victim of fraud after Rs three lakhs were withdrawn using an ATM card in the US.

C.V.Ananda Bose, who held numerous top positions in the state and in Delhi had transferred money from Delhi to his son who is in the US.

“When my son tried to withdraw money in the US, he was informed that the account had insufficient balance. I immediately contacted the Federal Bank and Mastercard and I was told there were six transactions made,” Bose said to the reporters here on Tuesday.

Bose has already alerted the Indian Embassy in the US and the Federal Bank.

In August, a Romanian national was arrested in Mumbai after he and his friends committed a heist using duplicate ATM cards after procuring details of the users in the capital city here.

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