Newlywed tourist couple becomes victim of online fraud
A newly wed couple gets duped online.
A newlywed tourist couple in Udaipur faced a hard time as they became victims of online fraud and lost 50,000 rupees. Reportedly they also visited a number of police stations but did not get any assistance from them. Then they took help of public and went to IG office after which their complaint was taken care of by Ambamata police.
The couple from Mumbai said that they came to visit Udaipur a few days back. On Monday they tried to book a ticket through a travels company, the number of which they got via Just dial app. When they called on the number, they were informed that 2 flight tickets to Mumbai would cost them 2400 rupees. The couple was asked to pay 200 rupees online and the balance amount at the time of departure. A link was sent on the couple’s mobile number which had a form. The couple filled the form and even gave their bank account number in the form. After filling these details, an OTP number was received by them which they passed on to the concerned travels person. The very next moment 50,000 rupees were withdrawn from their bank account and they realised that they were duped.
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The matter was handed over to the cyber cell who traced the account. The amount was transacted between 2 UPI accounts before reaching Kotak Bank which belongs to some person in Delhi. Bank details have been asked for after which the entire transaction will be clarified.
Cyber expert Shyam Chandel said that fraudsters adopt a specific process which is called Google listing. Any person can have his number registered in Google map under any company name. They provide their personal numbers in the list of customer care number. Then they send links with forms to the person who contacts them. They monitor this form and the moment the ‘victim’ enters his bank details, the fraudster uses it to his own benefit.
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