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Gurugram executive duped of Rs 29,000 via online fraud
Posted On : Monday, July 15, 2019, 7:33 PM
An executive from Gurugram was cheated of Rs 29,000 by a cybercriminal. He had received a call from a woman who posed as a bank employee. She asked him to provide personal details as well as the passwords of the credit and debit cards on the pretext of converting reward points into cash. She later used these details to shop heavily. According to the victim, the woman knew the last four digits of his credit card and informed that his card had won reward points, which he was asked to redeem before the offer expired. The victim received a one-time password (OTP). The woman tricked him into sharing the OTP. Within seconds, he received three messages from his bank stating Rs 29,000 was debited from his bank account.
A man lost Rs 4 Lakh on FB to a person who pretended to be a young girl
Posted On : Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:54 AM
A man from Visakhapatnam got in touch with a person on Facebook who pretended to be a young girl. After two years of friendship, the victim fell in love with the accused, who was actually a man. At some point of time the accused asked the victim for Rs 4 Lakh, saying her family was in deep financial trouble. Thinking this to be true, the victim transferred Rs 4 Lakh to the accused. After the victim transferred money, the conversations stopped. A few days later, the accused called the victim and said she had got married and moved to the United States with her husband. After some months she again contacted him and informed that her husband was torturing her. She also said that she wanted to return to India and get married to the victim. Believing this to be true, the victim deposited money to her bank account for the flight tickets. A few days after receiving the money, she again stopped speaking to him. Finally, he got to know that he has been duped by a man who posed as a girl.
Fraudsters cheated 25 insurers by misrepresenting cancer deaths as accidental deaths
Posted On : Monday, July 8, 2019, 7:26 PM
The Haryana Police arrested a gang of fraudsters for fraudulently claiming insurance money from 25 companies by misrepresenting cancer deaths as accidental deaths. The fraudsters had raised multiple insurance claims and around 100 were under process. They allegedly carried the dead bodies of the cancer patients from their homes and influenced doctors, insurance agents, and enquiry officers. They took the bodies of cancer patients to the accident spot to pass them off as genuine deaths in accidents, and to hospitals where autopsies were carried out. Criminals would identify terminally ill cancer patients from rural and low-income backgrounds, get them to insure themselves with different insurers by hiding their health condition, wait for them to pass away and then put cause of death as ‘accidents’. The fraudsters would keep the bulk of the insured sum, (This is around Rs 8 Lakh to Rs 20 Lakh), and distribute the remaining amount with partners, police officers, family members, record keepers, insurance agents, doctors, and public prosecutors.
Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan’s husband gets cheated in search of VIP mobile number
Posted On : Monday, July 8, 2019, 11:20 AM
Trinamool MP and actor Nusrat Jahan’s husband Nikhil Jain who is the director of Rangoli Sarees was duped of Rs 45,000 by fraudsters. The accused promised Nikhil to get him a phone number of his choice. Jain later lodged a complaint just a day prior to his reception party. The gang has allegedly cheated several Kolkata residents. The accused sent bulk messages and invite potential victims to buy VIP numbers at an exorbitant cost. The accused induced the complainant to transfer money in a private bank account that is operated from Vadodara in Gujarat. Nikhil was asked to deposit Rs 45,000 for providing VVIP number of a leading telecom service provider.
A person lost Rs 9,000 by clicking on Facebook ad
Posted On : Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:06 PM
While a person was browsing Facebook he came across an advertisement of a "powered suitcase that follows you". As he wanted to buy the product, he clicked on the advertisement. After he clicked on the advertisement, he was taken to a website called www.uashoes.club/CNKO. He was asked to provide the shipping address and card details while he was booking the product. He gave the shipping address and credit card details to make the payment. But, the transaction failed. Minutes later, two fraudulent transactions took place with his card in the Chinese yuan currency. One transaction was for 426 Yuan and the other for 483 Yuan. These transactions had taken place in just 8 minutes between.
A newlywed couple lost Rs 50,000 while booking flight tickets
Posted On : Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:45 PM
A newlywed couple from Mumbai had come to visit Udaipur a few days back. They wanted to book flight tickets so they called up the travel company by collecting the number from the Just dial app. When they contacted the travel company they were told that 2 flight tickets to Mumbai would cost Rs 2400. They were asked to pay Rs 200 online and the remaining amount at the time of departure. To book the ticket, the link containing a form was sent to the couple's number. While filling the form they were asked to provide the bank account number. As soon as the form was submitted, the couple received an OTP on their phone and they were asked to share this OTP with the travel agent. Immediately after sharing the OTP Rs 50,000 was debited from their bank account.
A doctor loses Rs 2.07 lakh to insurance fraud
Posted On : Saturday, June 15, 2019, 6:31 PM
A doctor had received a call from a fraudster who claimed to be calling from HDFC Life Insurance Company. The caller told the doctor that her insurance policy was in a dormant state since 2013. He also told that she will be getting huge returns if she clears some meagre amount. After that, the fraudster sent an email from the email address and the papers resembling to the company. The email had information such as policy number, the premium paid, the last premium paid and so on. It also mentioned the offer to clear the balance in a one-time settlement. Believing it to be true, the doctor deposited the first premium to the account number provided by the fraudsters. Once the payment was done, she was provided the receipt of the funds cleared. After that, she had even received a letter which claimed to be from IRDA. The letter promised good returns against foreclosing of the dues. The doctor later made the second payment. But, she did not receive any receipt or email for the payment done.
Woman Lost Rs 40,000 After Cancelling Movie Ticket
Posted On : Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:21 PM
A woman from Lucknow had booked 4 movie tickets for an evening show through a popular movie booking website. Later, due to some reason, she cancelled the ticket within the specified time. But, she did not receive the refund for the cancelled ticket. So, she called up the customer care of the ticket booking website. But, she did not get a proper response from them, instead, the customer care executive shouted at her. After sometime she received a call from a person who introduced himself as an agent of the ticket booking website. The caller said that he would help her get a refund for the cancelled tickets and he asked her to provide debit card details. As soon as the call ended, she received a message from her bank saying that Rs 40,000 has been debited from her account.
Woman Loses Rs 90 Lakh To Facebook Friend
Posted On : Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11:12 AM
A 52-year-old woman received a friend request on Facebook, from an unknown person. After she accepted the friend request, she started chatting with the new friend. The accused introduced himself as a pilot settled in the UK. They were in touch for more than a week. The friend told her he had sent a gift. He also said that the parcel had gold jewelry, a gold heart and $70,000 in cash. The accused told her the parcel was stuck at the customs office in Delhi and he even promised to visit her in a few days. He requested her to get the parcel released from the customs by depositing Rs 45,000. As requested by the accused, the victim first deposited Rs 45,000 in the agent's account. As soon as she transferred the amount, the accused started demanding more money. In a span of 11 days, she had transferred Rs 90 Lakh to different bank accounts in 23 installments.
Job applicant cheated by online employment website
Posted On : Monday, June 10, 2019, 11:05 AM
A girl, who completed her graduation was looking for a job according to her qualification. She found a job in the online website named Quickr.com. A company called Global Digital Technology Pvt Ltd offered cashier and accountant post. The applicant signed in and uploaded the required details. She later received a call to share marks card and Aadhar card through WhatsApp. She was also asked to credit Rs 1,200 to a bank account. Once she paid money online, she received another call from a lady who said, 'the concerned person will send an offer letter, only then you can join our company’. The applicant waited for two days for an offer letter but did not receive it. Interestingly, her friends also applied for the job and received calls asking for money. The caller had given an address of the branch. On checking, it was found to be an under construction building.
Doctor loses Rs 2.62 Lakh after he bought a bag online
Posted On : Saturday, June 8, 2019, 4:58 PM
A doctor from Jodhpur received a call from a lady who introduced herself as calling from a Classic Enterprise in Delhi. The lady told the doctor that he would get an assured gift, if he made the purchase from their website. The lady also said that as part of the 'deal of the day scheme' the doctor would win gifts like a laptop, iPhone, LED TV if he made purchases from their website. Thinking this to be true, the doctor ordered a laundry bag worth Rs 399 from the said portal by making payments through his credit card. Four days after he ordered the bag, he received a call from the same portal saying that he had won a laptop worth Rs 72,000 as an assured gift. In order to deliver the laptop, the doctor was asked to pay Rs 5,580 towards GST. Trusting the portal, the doctor paid Rs 5,580 from his credit card. The doctor did not receive the product after he paid Rs 5,580. He was again asked to pay more money under different terms and conditions, to get the laptop delivered to his residence. The victim paid a total of around Rs 2.62 Lakhs.
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.
Man Lost Rs 30,000 on Google Pay
Posted On : Friday, June 7, 2019, 6:05 PM
A few days back a techie from Bengaluru received a call from an unknown person who claimed to be an old friend. The caller said he was learning to use Google Pay and wanted to deposit Rs 30,000 to the victims account as an experiment. When the victim checked his phone, he had received a notification saying that Rs 30,000 had been credited to his account. They then had a conversation for some time. Before hanging up, the caller asked the victim to send the money back. As he had received a message stating that Rs 30,000 had been credited to his account, he sent the money to the caller. At a later time, when he checked his transaction details, he was shocked to find Rs 30,000 had not been credited to his account. He was actually duped by the fraudster who pretended to be his old friend.