Online frauds: Three cheated of Rs. 10.10 lakh in city

Online frauds: Three cheated of Rs. 10.10 lakh in city

August 10, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: In separate cases, three persons from city have been cheated to the tune of Rs. 10,10,149 by online fraudsters.

Electricity bill trick

In the first case, 52-year-old Kannan, a resident of Manasa Mayura Apartment in Yadavagiri, received a message from mobile phone number 91734-39164, which stated that his electricity bill was pending and the power connection will be disconnected.

Kannan then called mobile number 76678-07512, which was mentioned in the message and the person, who received the call, told him (Kannan) that a link has been sent to his WhatsApp to make the payment and also collected personal information from Kannan. Just a a few minutes after the above phone call, a sum of Rs. 5,48,149 was illegally transferred out of Kannan’s Bank account.

Part time job trick

In the second case, 35-year-old M. Varun, a Bank employee and a resident of Nandini Layout in city was contacted on WhastsApp by one Nidisha Shetty from mobile number 76058-48116, who introduced herself as a HR in Media Group Company and told Varun that he could earn Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 5,000 a day by subscribing to YouTube channels. She later got Rs. 2.66 lakh transferred from Varun.

When Varun asked her to refund his money, the woman told him that the money will be refunded only if he transfers Rs. 1.50 lakh, thus cheating him.

In the third case, 22-year-old S. Abhidan Pal, a resident of an apartment on 2nd Cross in Gokulam 3rd Stage, received a message on his WhatsApp pertaining to part time jobs and had also received a Telegram App link. When he clicked on the link, the fraudsters got Rs. 1.96 lakh invested from him and later cheated him. City’s Cyber Crime, Economic Offences & Narcotics (CEN) Police, have registered cases.


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