How a businessman lost Rs 2.5 lakhs while purchasing furniture online?
Posted On : Friday, June 7, 2019, 6:14 PM
A businessman from Delhi was looking to purchase furniture for his office, online. While he was going through the website he found a seller who introduced himself as a retired defence person. In order to entice the businessman, the seller promised to sell furniture at a cheaper rate vis-à-vis other sellers. The victim was asked to make the payment, as soon as possible. The victim agreed to make the payment immediately. The fraudster sent a text message to the victim, which contained the payment link. As soon as the victim clicked on the link to make the payment online, the fraudster gained remote access to the victim's phone. With the help of that link, the fraudster gained complete access to the victim's phone. He also gained access to the OTP sent to the victim's mobile number. The businessman lost Rs 2.5 lakhs to new online shopping fraud.