In a shocking incident which has come to light three persons including a retired person living in the city were cheated of Rs 46 lakh by cyber scammers on the pretext of giving them an offer of ‘work from home’. As the modus operandi is the same, it is concluded that the same gang duped them. Accordingly, police are tracing the gang as per details of bank accounts along with IP address.
The complainants were given tasks by saying that share trading and working from home would earn them extra money. While completing this task, all three were first shown to have credited some amount of money to their different Telegram accounts and IDs.
Meanwhile, when the three made a process for withdrawal of the same money, they did not receive it. They then realized that they were cheated and went to the cyber police station.
60-year-old Madan Rambhau Kale, a resident of Prashant Nagar in the Pathardi Phata area, has retired from a private establishment.
While he was using his mobile at home, he received a message about the opportunity to earn maximum money doing share trading on WhatsApp and Telegram and work from home in the shortest period.
Accordingly, the suspected cyber criminals sent telegrams and their IDs to all three between 25 November 2023 and 2 January 2024. Along with this they also sent different URLs and other links. They asked to complete the tasks by clicking on various websites. At the same time, they informed them to pay some amount in various bank accounts online and stated that this amount would be refunded. As the money from the work done previously was visible in ID accounts, all three believed the scammers and they paid different amounts during the above period.