Cyber Crime: Woman lost 90 thousand rupees due to ‘free plate’, this is how cyber fraud happened
The woman told the police that one of her relatives had informed her about the offer on Facebook.
Cyber fraud has happened with a woman from Delhi. The biggest thing is that cyber fraud has happened with him in connection with the free food plate. The woman was lured by the ‘buy one thali (food plate), get one free’ offer and then got cyber-frauded. Complainant woman Savita Sharma has lodged an FIR in the cyber police station.
Savita Sharma works as a senior executive in a bank. He told the police that one of his relatives had informed him about the offer on Facebook. The woman said that on November 27, 2022, she visited the site and called on the given number to inquire about the deal. Savita Sharma, in her FIR registered on May 2 this year, said, “There was no response when she called, but got a callback and the caller asked her to get an offer from Sagar Ratna (a popular restaurant chain).”
Speaking to news agency PTI, Savita Sharma said, “The caller shared a link and asked me to download an application to avail the offer. He also sent the user ID and password to access the app. They told me that if I want to get offers, I have to register on this app first.”
The woman further added, “I clicked on the link and the app got downloaded. Then I entered the user id and password. The moment I did it, I lost control of my phone. It was hacked and then I got a message that Rs 40,000 has been debited from my account. After a few seconds, he got another message that another Rs 50,000 was debited from my account.”
The woman told that it was a matter of great surprise for me that the money was transferred from my credit card to my Paytm account and then to the fraudster’s account. He said, “I did not share any of these details with the caller. I immediately blocked my credit card.” However, the cyber police is probing the matter. But cases of similar frauds have been reported from other cities as well, where people have lost thousands of rupees. Many people have also made a police complaint.