Fraudsters have used the Aadhaar details of a 27-year-old software engineer to defraud him. The victim was told that he was involved in the illegal shipment and legal action would be taken against him.
Online scam instances are on the rise within the nation, with scammers employing innovative tactics for deception. Recently, a 27-year-old software engineer residing in Pune fell victim to an online fraud scheme, resulting in a loss of Rs 5 lakh. The details of this case will be provided below.
Lakhs lost in courier scam
Fraudsters have used the Aadhaar details of a 27-year-old software engineer to defraud him. The incident came to light on Monday when the victim received a spam call from an unknown number at around 10:30 a.m. The victim was told that he was involved in the illegal shipment and legal action would be taken against him.
The caller claimed that a courier containing a mobile handset and passport was sent to Taiwan under the victim’s UID credentials. The individual was threatened with legal action for illegal shipment.
To make the operation appear genuine, the fraudster slyly instructed the victim to connect with the alleged Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of the Cyber Crime Department. The victim was forced to make a video call with this fake ‘DCP’, which further increased his fear.
Due to fear of legal action and in order to resolve the situation, the victim complied with the scammers. The victim transferred a huge amount of Rs 4.7 lakh to two different bank accounts specified by the fraudsters. However, later the person suspected a scam and informed the Pune Police. As soon as the complaint was received, Pune Police swung into action and managed to freeze an account in which Rs 3 lakh had been deposited.
This is the way to escape
Using fake websites for online work can cost you a lot. Also, be careful of spam calls. Do not trust any unknown calls and messages. Do not share your banking details and personal information with anyone on the call. If you receive threatening calls or feel anything wrong, inform the police immediately. Do not transfer money to anyone without thinking or out of fear.