A woman offered to earn money online through Telegram
Cheated of giving money instead of completing the task on the website
The victim lost around Rs 38 lakh in this incident.
new Delhi. Nowadays the risk of cybercrime has increased on every online platform. People are also made very aware about this. Despite this, even good people become victims of criminals. This time, in an incident, an IT professional from Mumbai lost Rs 37.80 lakh. The major reason behind losing such a huge amount was good commission. Let’s know about the whole incident.
In fact, the victim, a resident of Mumbai Mira Road, received a message on Telegram from an unknown woman on 22 November. According to the report of The Free Press Journal, the woman had presented an online offer to the victim to earn money. The woman told the victim that he could get a good commission by rating some products of her company.
another woman contacted
After knowing his wish from the victim, another woman contacted him and asked him to complete some task on a website. The woman gave the victim a link to a website and asked her to login. The thug woman further said that as soon as he completes the task, he will get good money and this money will go directly to the e-wallet of the website.
After this, the IT professional victim started completing the task given by the woman from 28 November. According to the police complaint, one of the tasks was to give five-star ratings to different travel properties. The victim was also told by the thugs that he would have to pay some premium charge after completing each task, which would later be returned to him along with the money he earned.
Later the website itself was deleted
After this, the victim slowly started completing the task and the money earned also started appearing in the e-wallet of the website. After this, till December 3, the victim invested a total of Rs 37.80 lakh in the task and he started seeing a total of Rs 41.50 lakh in the website. Later, after completing the task, the victim put a request to withdraw money from the e-wallet. But, the request started showing pending. The person repeatedly checked the website on this, but the person later came to know that both the website and the Telegram channel have been deleted.
The victim subsequently lodged a complaint at a police station and a case was registered under IPC section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and section 66D (cheating by using computer resources) of the Information Technology Act .