There has been a case of cheating with an elderly person in Maharashtra under the guise of Netflix, one of the popular OTT platforms. This elderly resident of Mumbai has been duped of around Rs 1.22 lakh while trying to renew his Netflix subscription. This person received an email that appeared to be from Netflix. In the email, a reminder was given to the user to renew the subscription at a monthly price of Rs 499. There was also a link with the email for this.
This matters The report has been lodged by this 73-year-old victim at Juhu Police Station in Mumbai. In the link given in the email, it was asked to provide credit card details to renew the subscription. Thereafter, on giving the details of the victim, a One Time Password (OTP) was sent to him on his mobile phone for payment of approximately Rs 1.22 lakh. The victim entered the OTP irrespective of the amount and the amount was debited from his account.
Banks, cyber security experts and government agencies regularly make people aware that they should not share OTP linked to their accounts with strangers over the phone. In this case, the victim came to know about the fraud only when he did not receive an automated call from the bank to confirm whether he had made the transaction or not. The number of complaints on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal increased by 15.3 percent in the second quarter of this year.
Recently the head of American electric car maker Tesla Elon Musk A Canadian woman was duped of $7,50,000 by a swindler in the name of. Elizabeth Bakos, who became a victim of the fraud, told that all her savings and a large amount of money borrowed were gone. Earlier this year, she was looking for investment opportunities on the internet when she came across a video of Elon Musk saying that shares can be bought for $250 each through a website. He then entered his phone number, email and other information on the website. He received a call from a person claiming that he could help him invest in the right way. Elizabeth asked the man if it was Musk in the video to which he replied yes. The person took remote access to Elizabeth’s computer and withdrew a large sum of money several times.