Lucknow, November 14: A man was duped of Rs 4 lakh after he dialled a toll-free number to get a refund and cancel food that he had ordered online. The toll-free number later turned out to be fake. The fraudster, who recieved the man's call, used an app to get access to the victim's mobile phone. The incident took place in Virat Khand area of Lucknow's Gomtinagar on Wednesday. Cyber Crime in Mumbai: Man Loses Rs 1 Lakh in Fake SIM Card Fraud Case in Powai.
The victim said that he was disappointed with the food that he had ordered through a food-delivery app online. In a bid to get a refund, he searched the customer care number on the internet. He then came across a toll-free number and dialled. The call was recieved by a man who introduced himself as the company's representative and asked the victim to install an app. Mumbai Cyber Fraud: Woman Loses Rs 85,000 While Booking a Table Online at Shiv Sagar Restaurant in Santacruz West.
The fraudster also asked the man to login to his bank account. "As soon as I entered my bank details in the app, I received a one-time password (OTP). The caller asked me to enter the OTP to get the refund. However, within minutes Rs 4 lakh was debited from my bank account," the victim was quoted by Times of India as saying.
According to police, the scammer used the app that he had asked the man to install to get access to his mobile phone. With OTP, the scammer then withdrew the money from the victim's bank account. "We are taking the help of cyber cell to trace the miscreant," Gomtinagar SHO Amit Kumar Dubey said.