Man lost Rs 96,000 while paying electricity bill on Google Pay
Posted On : Thursday, September 12, 2019, 1:40 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.