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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.