Mumbai, October 21: In another shocking case of cyber fraud, a woman lost Rs 50,000 while buying an online saree. The complainant had bought a saree online, but it was not delivered to her. It was then that she contacted the helpline number of the online portal to seek a refund. According to a Times of India report, the fraudster sent her a link and the moment she entered her card details, Rs 50,000 was deducted. Mumbai Cyber Fraud: Woman Cheated of Rs 40,000 While Trying to Sell Used Electronic Items on an Online Classified App.
The complaint was filed in Powai police station and the cyber teams have asked details from the bank to know more about the fraudulent transactions that took place. In a similar cyber fraud case that took place recently, a woman was duped of Rs 40,000 while she posted an ad to sell her used electronic items including- toaster, mixer grinder, and washing machine.
In the above-mentioned case, a person named Anil Sharma called her and showed her an interest to buy the goods. He said he runs a shop and therefore would buy the products advertised by the woman. He wanted to make the payment via Google Pay, but the woman who posted the ad didn't have an account there. So the fraudster agreed to help her.
To look genuine, he transferred Rs 10 first and sent her a barcode. Immediately on scanning the barcode, the woman received a message from her bank that Rs 20,000 has been debited from her account twice.