Online fraud: Three cheated of over Rs. 24 lakh

Online fraud: Three cheated of over Rs. 24 lakh

January 30, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: In separate cases, three persons have been cheated of over Rs. 24 lakh by online fraudsters in city.

In the first case, 53-year-old K.L. Kumar, a resident of Rajivnagar 1st Stage, who was told by one Suresh to invest in a company through a website for high returns, has lost Rs. 20 lakh.

After investing money through the web portal, the website has been blocked since last October and Kumar has neither got back his invested money nor profit.

In the second case, 61-year-old H.S. Rajashekar, a resident of Vijayanagar 4th Stage, had transferred Rs. 598 to purchase clothes online from Ethnic Web. As he did not receive the clothes, he searched the number of the company’s customer care on Google and called the number.

The person, who received the call, told Rajashekar to install Anydesk App on his android phone and also collected details of Rajashekar’s ATM card and PIN number. Within a few minutes, Rs. 3,61,700 was withdrawn from his Bank account.

In the third case, 32-year-old Supreetha, a resident of Mandi Mohalla, who was looking for a part-time job, had received a link on her WhatsApp on Oct. 17.

When she clicked on the link,  a page named Shopping Mall opened on Telegram App. She was then told to invest money through it as she would get high profit and Supreetha invested Rs. 63,990 only to be cheated.

All the cases have been registered at City’s CEN Police Station.


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