Duped ₹7 Lakhs Through Online Fraud

Chandigarh: According to Punjab Police, a Panjab University (PU) peon-level employee was allegedly defrauded of ₹7 lahks after being promised a significant return on online investments.

Samdarsh Kumar, a resident of PU, Sector 14, claimed to have gotten a message on his phone about how to get paid to leave internet evaluations for products and hotels.  He claimed to have received a URL allowing him to become a member of a group on the Telegram app.

He claimed that after writing a few reviews, his bank account was credited with ₹150/-.  Further, he claimed the accused instructed him to make a ₹5,000 online investment, which he did, earning him ₹7,000 in exchange for ₹2,000 as profit.

The fraudsters gained Kumar’s trust and instructed him to invest ₹40,000 for ₹56,000.  When the Panjab University peon did not receive any compensation, he demanded his money back.

Then, the accused, however, instructed him to place a deposit of ₹1.95 lakhs in order to receive his money back along with the interest.  Kumar claimed he made repeated deposits totaling ₹1.95 lakhs and ₹4.80 lakhs into the bank accounts of fraudsters.

Finally, he lodged a complaint at the nearest Police Station after not getting his money back.

About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer that specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.

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