Srinagar, Aug 21 According to news agency (KNS): A poor family from Pahnoo area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district has lost one lac rupee after cheated by an online fraudster.

According to reports reached to KNS, Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Pahnoo village of Shopian district has recived a call on August 10 from an unknown number who introduced himself as banker.

“An unknown caller approached me on August 10 and asked me to share his OTP, with the result I instantly lost one lac rupee”, said Ghulam Ahmad.

Dar, who is father of five daughters, said that he has sold few animals to assemble money for his daughter’s wedding but unfortunately I was destined for something else.

He appealed authorities for assistance as there is no earning hand in his family.

“I appeal to J&K Government to help in troubled times as I have no male earner in my family”, he said.

Dar’s case is not new one that has come to fore but several cases have surfaced in recent past where fraudulent elements duped innocent people and took away millions of rupees from their bank accounts.

Earlier J&K Cyber Police Unit had appealed general public to not share their personal bank details to unknown persons, after several frauds reported in Valley.