Online fraud has increased recently. Online fraud has cost lakhs to many Indians. Scammers use WhatsApp and Telegram to lure unsuspecting individuals into part-time jobs for additional cash. Gurugram guy lost Rs 70 lakh in a similar fraud.
The victim, a Gurgaon resident from Sector 43, was scammed after getting a message on his phone, according to the Indian Express. The victim reported receiving a message regarding a part-time employment on February 27.
Hotel ratings and video likes were part of the job. Scammers offered him a large commission. After believing the assurance, the victim borrowed from his relatives and lost Rs 70 lakhs to the fraudsters.
Gurugram guy loses over 70 lakh.
“I was offered Rs 2,000-3,000 in commission. My new bank account received Rs 10,000 as a trial incentive. I completed 30 jobs and received Rs 2,200 at the first level. “After withdrawing the commission, they asked me if I wanted to continue, and when I said yes, they wiped the account clean and asked me to deposit Rs 10,000 again,” the complainant claimed in the report.
After adding more money, the fraudsters’ account showed the victim’s commission. To get the victim to deposit more, the fraudsters raised the account balance. “Many people in their Telegram channel were uploading images of what they made working for the scammers, so I thought I was making a lot.
A ‘premium’ work with a higher commission appeared. To begin, they requested Rs 63,000. After depositing, they sent me money and commission. “I sent Rs 27 lakh by day seven,” he said.
The victim further said that when he went to withdraw his earnings, he received a message saying that he had to provide the scammers a 50% security deposit because the sum surpassed Rs 2 lakh.
I didn’t have enough money, therefore it took days to ship. After withdrawing, additional assignments appeared. I waited and completed them. I lost Rs 70 lakh by then. “I went to the police when I could not withdraw,” the victim said.
The lawsuit states that the victim borrowed against his residence, father’s property, and company, resulting in enormous debt. In a month, he lost his business.
The victim notes that his Telegram account with the fraudsters and the groups where all the part-time work were provided are still functioning after being rejected withdrawal.
The victim filed a FIR at the Cyber Crime police station on May 17 under Indian Penal Code sections 419 and 420 after understanding it was a scam.