Hyderabad: Hyderabad techie who had stored his spouse’s picture as a WhatsApp show image has fallen prey to scamster. The crime got here to the limelight after he approached cybercrime police.
It began after the techie acquired a hyperlink on his WhatsApp. When he clicked on the hyperlink, he was redirected to a web page the place the pictures of name ladies together with their charges and time slots have been talked about. Quickly, the techie replied to the sender of the hyperlink that he’s not , New Indian Specific reported.
Even after rejecting the provide, the scamster demanded the cash claiming that the hyperlink has been clicked and pictures have been seen. The techie refused to pay any quantity.
The scamster didn’t finish the matter there somewhat downloaded the WhatsApp show image of the techie and morphed it. After sending the morphed picture to the techie, the scamster began blackmailing him.
Bowing to the blackmail, the techie transferred cash to the fraudster. Nonetheless, when the fraudster didn’t get happy with Rs. 1 lakh, the techie approached the cybercrime police.
The investigation is occurring.