On-line fraud: Airline worker loses ₹1.05 lakh whereas making an attempt to promote previous pair of sneakers


A 27-year-old airline worker misplaced ₹1.05 lakh to on-line fraudsters whereas making an attempt to promote an previous pair of sneakers.

Mallika Chouhan, a resident of Bagalur in Bengaluru, had posted an advert on on-line platform OLX on July 22 providing to promote her previous pair of sneakers.

A couple of minutes later, an unidentified man known as. He supplied to purchase the sneakers and mentioned that he would make the fee by Google Pay. He advised Mallika to comply with his directions, which she did.

Later, she realised {that a} sum of ₹1.05 lakh has been taken from her account.

She tried to name the individual, however his quantity was not reachable.

She filed a criticism with the cyber crime cell of the North East police.

In one other case, Lokesh Mahadevaiah, a 41-year-old working at KIA airport in Bengaluru, misplaced ₹82,000 whereas making an attempt to get a freebie within the type of cashback.

In his criticism to the North East cyber crime cell on July 24, Lokesh mentioned that he acquired a message on his cell phone informing that there’s a cashback provide for him together with a scratch card with a message to comply with the directions.

Quickly after following the directions, ₹18,400 was deducted from Lokesh’s account.

Lokesh known as the client care quantity to boost a criticism, however couldn’t attain them. A couple of seconds later, an individual claiming to be a buyer care govt known as Lokesh and supplied to assist recuperate the cash.

He was given a hyperlink with directions. After following the directions, Lokesh realised that one other ₹63,891 was taken from his account.


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