Lockdown Blues: Bhubaneswar Banker Duped Of Rs 19000 While Ordering Liquor Online

Bhubaneswar: The lockdown of liquor stores has cost a bank manager here dearly. The manager, who works at a nationalized bank, was duped of Rs 19,000 while placing an order for alcohol online on Tuesday.

He had reportedly found a website that claimed to home deliver liquor in the city. He placed an order for a beer worth Rs 260.

He received a phone call after placing the order that he had to click on a bar code forwarded to him to confirm the process.

Notwithstanding regular police advisories against such fraudulent transactions, the man clicked on the bar code and received a message stating that Rs 19,000 was debited from his bank.

When the manager tried to call the number, it was switched off. He later filed a police complaint.

It is to be noted that online delivery of liquor is currently not permitted here.


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