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A woman lost Rs 8,500 while buying iPad online
Posted On : Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:36 AM
A woman from Bengaluru was looking to buy iPad online and she came across an advertisement on Quikr. She liked the product and contacted the advertiser. They struck a deal for Rs 17,000 and the seller asked her to transfer half the amount. The seller promised that he would courier the product once the money was transferred. The fraudster had messaged on Whatsapp from a foreign number. When the woman asked why he had listed Bengaluru as his location while he is using foreign number, he said that his office was in Mumbai. After the woman paid Rs 8,500 he again started asking her to send Rs 10,000. Later, she got to know she was duped.
Man lost Rs 96,000 while paying electricity bill on Google Pay
Posted On : Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:10 PM
A 31-year-old, private firm employee from Mumbai lost Rs 96,000 from his bank account while paying electricity bill online on Google Pay. While paying the bill there was some error in the transaction so he wanted to contact the customer support team. Since he did not have the customer care number of Google Pay, he searched for it on Google. Without crosschecking, he simply dialled the number which came up on Google. But, unfortunately, that number was posted by cyber fraudsters as Google Pay customer care number. The fraudster who picked up the call introduced himself as the customer care executive of Google Pay and asked the victim to click on the collect request sent to him. As soon as he clicked on the link, Rs 96,000 was debited from his account.
A person lost Rs 14,000 while trying to get a refund of Rs 114
Posted On : Monday, September 9, 2019, 7:34 PM
A person from Uttar Pradesh had ordered food online through an app by paying Rs 114. After ordering the food; he received a call from a delivery executive. The delivery executive said that he cannot deliver to that place and canceled the order. As he had not received the refund, he called up the customer care number of the food delivery app which he found on Google. The person who picked up the call; introduced himself as an executive of the company and assured him that he would get the refund of Rs 114. The executive asked the victim to download the AnyDesk app to get the refund. As soon as the app was downloaded, he received a code. Along with that code, he was even asked to share the card details. After sharing those details; Rs 14,000 was deducted from his account in 3 transactions.
Rs 3.3 crore stolen from businessman's account using SIM swap fraud
Posted On : Monday, August 26, 2019, 12:55 PM
A 32-year-old Mumbai resident was arrested for fraudulently transferring Rs 3.3 crore from the bank account of a businessman to multiple accounts. According to cyber police, the accused stole the money using a SIM card swapping method. According to the police, the accused was keeping tabs on the businessman’s information and knew the victim’s mobile number. The accused approached the mobile service provider pretending to be the businessman and asked them to block his mobile number. After submitting fake documents, he obtained a new SIM card for the same mobile number. He then transferred the money using the OTPs he received for transactions on the new SIM.
Man duped of Rs 4.70 lakh in immigration fraud
Posted On : Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:41 PM
The police have booked a person for allegedly duping a victim of Rs 4.70 lakh for immigration fraud. The accused had assured the victim of the Singapore work permit, but after getting the money, he sent him to Malaysia on a tourist visa. In the complaint lodged with the police, Naseeb Kaur said accused Ravi Kumar had promised a work permit of Singapore to her son Gurjant Singh and had taken Rs 4.70 lakh, but later he cheated us by sending him to Malaysia on a tourist visa. A case under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 24 of the Immigration Act has been registered against the accused at the Canal Colony police station. However, no arrest has been made so far in this case.
24 year old from Pune lost Rs 81,200 to job fraud
Posted On : Saturday, August 17, 2019, 6:48 PM
A placement firm in Pune cheated a 24-year-old student of Rs 81,200 on the pretext of offering a job in a private company. He was even sent a fake appointment letter. In the last 6 months, he was made to transfer a total of Rs 81,200 to various bank accounts on the pretext of procedures related to arranging documents and scheduling interviews. After some days he received a job offer letter which turned out to be a fake. The senior inspector who is investigating the case said, “According to primary investigation, a case has been registered against six unidentified persons for duping the victim in a job fraud case. We have collected the contact details of the accused and will soon trace them.”
Woman loses Rs 69K to card fraud even without revealing OTP, PIN
Posted On : Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6:50 PM
A celebrity make-up artist from Mumbai recently lost Rs 69,000 to debit card fraud; even without sharing the one-time password (OTP) or PIN. She had registered a first information report (FIR) on August 5th. According to the police, it could be a case of card cloning or a data leak. She got to know that she had lost money; only after she received four messages on her mobile phone, saying a total of Rs 69,000 was transferred from the bank account. She immediately called her bank’s customer care number and asked them to block the card; to stop any further misuse. A couple of years ago, she had lost Rs 2,000 to a similar fraud; but had managed to get the money back.
Man lost Rs 1.5 lakh after clicking on IT refund message
Posted On : Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 11:22 AM
A man from Mumbai lost Rs 1.5 Lakh from his bank account after clicking on an income tax refund message. He had received a message on his phone on this tax refund. Thinking it to be true; he clicked on the message. As soon as he clicked on the message, a mobile application was automatically downloaded on his phone. The victim believing something was wrong deleted the message as well as the app from his phone. But, the next day he got to know his phone had been hacked and money was stolen from his bank account. The victim immediately called the bank and got his account blocked. He later found out that the money from his bank account had gone to two different accounts.
Man lost Rs 40,000 while buying Honda Activa on OLX
Posted On : Friday, August 9, 2019, 6:10 PM
A person named Chandrasekhar from Raipur had come across a Honda Activa bike advertisement on OLX. As he wanted to buy the bike, he contacted the seller by calling up the number on the platform. After having a conversation, Chandrasekhar agreed to buy the bike for Rs 22,000. To make the payment, Chandrasekhar was sent a link by the seller and he was even asked to provide bank account details; so that he could verify the payments made by him; online. Without a second thought, Chandrasekhar followed all the steps. But, this turned out to be a nightmare as he lost Rs 42,000 from his bank account; in three separate transactions. This happened immediately after offering the bank account details.
Rs 2.5 Lakh gone in 120 seconds to card fraud
Posted On : Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6:13 PM
A 51-year-old man from Maharashtra became a victim to credit card fraud. He lost Rs 2,50,000 to fraudsters. According to the complaint, he received five messages from the bank; stating Rs 2.5 Lakh had been deducted from his credit card account; via online transfer, using the digital wallet system. A total of 5 transactions of Rs 50,000 each; were carried out within a time frame of just two minutes. When the victim received the messages, he was on the way home from the workplace. The shocking thing is, his credit card was very much with him. An FIR has been lodged under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66D of the Information Act.
Kajal Aggarwal fan gives Rs 60 lakh to meet the actor, gets cheated
Posted On : Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:58 AM
A fan of actor Kajal Aggarwal, lost Rs 60 lakh to criminals who promised him a chance to meet the actor in return for money. According to media reports, he had come across a webpage which offered people a chance to meet the actor. The gang asked him for an initial fee of Rs 50,000. As the fan wanted to meet her very badly, he paid the money. The gang looted more money from him in the next few months, but never gave him a chance to her. Finally, he got suspicious and declined to give them more money. The fraudsters then started blackmailing him with a morphed image and warned to share the photos on social media if he denies to give them more money. The fan totally paid them Rs 60 lakh.
Mumbai: Jobseeker loses Rs 80,000 in online fraud
Posted On : Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6:57 PM
A 29-year-old woman from Bhendi Bazar has become the latest victim of a cyberfraud, losing Rs 80,000 in the process of applying for a job online. According to the complaint, the woman received a call, allegedly from the portal, in which her card details were sought and shortly after, her account was debited by Rs 80,000. JJ Marg Police have registered an offence. Last week, the Bhendi Bazar resident visited a website, looking for employment. The portal asked her to pay Rs 10 for registration. As soon as she did so, a woman who identified herself as 'Neha' called, to ask for the applicant's educational and residential details. After this, Neha asked her for her debit and credit card details, which the applicant unwittingly provided. Soon, the latter began getting messages of cash withdrawals from her bank accounts via net banking.
A woman from Mumbai lost Rs 1 Lakh While Making Payment at Online Job Portal
Posted On : Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:58 PM
Recently a lady from Mumbai received a call from an unknown number, asking if she is looking for a job change. When she said YES, she was asked to make a payment of Rs 10 towards an online job portal. She tried to make the payment on the online job portal, but the transaction failed repeatedly, even though had received the One Time Password (OTP). She then tried to make the payment using another card. At the fourth attempt, she received messages saying a total of Rs 1 Lakh was debited from her bank account.
Woman loses her first salary to ATM fraud
Posted On : Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:09 PM
A female employee of the AYUSH Department had visited the Sector 20 branch of the HDFC bank at Panchkula (Haryana) to open a bank account. She was asked to contact a bank agent named Vishwas at Sector 15. After she contacted Vishwas, he visited her office and asked her to fill the account opening form. After she filled the account opening form Vishwas handed over the kit, which contained passbook and an ATM card. After some days Vishwas called her up and asked if the salary was credited to her bank account. To which she replayed positively. She received a message same evening saying that Rs 21,000 was withdrawn from her account through the ATM. Surprisingly, the ATM card was actually in the possession of the victim itself.
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.