Techie Loses Rs. 42 Lakh to ‘Like Video and Earn’ Scam in Attempt to Earn Additional Income

Techie Loses Rs. 42 Lakh

Techie Loses Rs. 42 Lakh to ‘Like Video and Earn’ Scam in Attempt to Earn Additional Income

Scam of “like video, make money”: A man from Gurgaon was duped into thinking he could earn handsome money by liking videos on the well-known media-sharing software YouTube.

An IT firm employee who works as a software engineer joined a “like video and earn money” job and was defrauded of nearly Rs 42 Lakh.

PTI, Sat

Police claimed that it was a con intended to steal money from the victim.

Gurgaon, a man, was lured into a scam that influenced him to like videos and earn free money on YouTube. He joined a Telegram Group and invested money because of a claim of assured returns.

The victim resident of Sector 102 who filed a report on 24 Mar got a message for earning additional income via a part-time job of video engagement through likes.

Victim (News Agency)

“When I agreed to work with them, a woman named Divya added me to a group on Telegram App. She asked me to invest money with the claim of assured better returns.

On the pretext of a task, they had asked me to invest, and I transferred a total of ₹42,31,600 from my and my wife’s bank accounts.

Besides Divya, other people named Kamal, Ankit, Bhoomi, and Harsh confirmed the transaction and soon after told me that I had earned ₹69 Lakh plus profit.

But they did not allow me to withdraw the money.

They then asked me to transfer ₹11,000 more, which seemed fishy to me, and I moved to the police.”

Friday, West Police Station

Under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology (IT) Act, a First Information Report (FIR) was made against unidentified con artists in Cybercrime.

Senior Police Official

The bank details were retrieved, and an investigation is underway.

Like Video and Earn Scam in Attempt to Earn Additional Income

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Similarly, a Mumbai-based teacher was duped in a scam case where she lost ₹80,000 to a fraudster claiming to be an EPFO Associate. The “teach” downloaded a remote access app and filled out bank details with her PIN.

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