Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-01 12:03 Subrahmanya: A person who helped his friend unblock his bank account ended up losing money from his own account! As bizarre as it may sound, the incident came to light from Nintikallu. Harish Rai of Kalleri found out that his Canara Bank account in Yenmoor branch had been blocked. A few weeks ago, he got a call from a person claiming to be calling from the bank’s head office and reportedly said that he called up to help Rai unblock his account. Impressed by the caller, Rai provided the details of his ATM card including the embossed digital number. Later, the caller told Rai that he will get a new card and asked him to note down the number of the card including the pin number as well. Without doubting, Rai faithfully did just that. Then the caller wanted Rai to provide a witness to confirm the process and his ATM number. Rai called his friend Anand from Nintikallu and gave his ATM number as well. The caller hung up after saying all would be fine. Next day, when Anand checked his account, a sum of Rs 1,000 was withdrawn by fraudsters. He had paid a price for offering himself as a witness.