Online fraud: Three duped of Rs. 96,837

Online fraud: Three duped of Rs. 96,837

March 14, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Three persons including two students have been duped of Rs. 61,837 by online fraudsters. While the students were cheated after luring them into investing by promising high profits, another person was cheated on the pretext of getting his PAN card updated.

The students, who have been duped are 23-year-old P. Ganesh of Vijayanagar 3rd Stage and 22-year-old N.S. Shashank of Manchegowdanakoppal while another person who was also cheated is 39-year-old Anilkumar of Kuvempunagar, all from city.

After luring Ganesh and Shashank, the online fraudsters had made the two invest Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 19,439 respectively in Costa Savings App. Though the app showed that they had earned profits, they were unable to withdraw the money as the fraudsters had blocked the same by integrating the payment gateway, thus cheating them.

Meanwhile, Anilkumar received a online link with a message asking him to update his PAN card. When Anilkumar clicked on the link and entered the information, a total of Rs. 42,398 was withdrawn from his Bank account.

City’s CEN Police, who have registered these cases,  are investigating.


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