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Spends a sum of ₹13 lakhs after online scammers promise her a “high income” with “less effort.”

Cybercriminals are tricking more and more people into believing they are offering part-time work-from-home positions.  In the most recent occurrence within the jurisdiction of the Vishrantwadi police station, a 24-year-old woman lost ₹13.27 lakhs to online con artists after they promised her extra cash if she accepted the online task.  She just clicked on a Malicious URL and got scammed by a series of transactions making a total of ₹13.27 Lakhs.

In her claim, the victim said that on July 26, a lady by the name of Sharmila messaged her on WhatsApp and offered to give her a part-time job analyzing websites for Google.  The woman clicked on the telegram link included in the message after succumbing to the bait.  She worked intensively from July 26 to August 6 on a variety of projects.

The con artist initially promised the victim good rewards for fulfilling tasks in order to gain her trust.  The victim was tricked into investing money to secure additional jobs with higher returns; nevertheless, once she began to believe the scammer.

The victim added, speaking under the condition of anonymity to Mirror, “I thought the opportunity was real.  I initially made about ₹5,000 by accomplishing particular jobs.  Later, in order to make a large profit, I was advised to invest ₹13.27 lakhs in several transactions.  I invested the money because I believed in them, but when I didn’t get the promised return, I realized I had been scammed.

Police Inspector Bhalchandra Dhavele of the Vishrantwadi Police Station advised people to exercise caution when investing in unreliable platforms.  There has been an increase in cyber fraud instances recently.  Further research is being done.

In addition to pertinent sections of the Information Technology Act, a case was filed on Monday under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing the return of property) and 34 (acts done by multiple people in furtherance of a single objective).

A car owner is taken for a ride.

A 38-year-old Mumbai man was arrested for fraud on Monday by the Vishrantwadi police after he rented a car from Pune through the self-drive firm Zoomcar but failed to return it on time.

The accused, Avinash Rangrao Mamlekarvay, has been named.  Subham Shah Patil, a citizen of Pune and a car owner, has filed a complaint about this.

Police claim that on July 20, Patil used the Zoomcar app to rent a Hyundai Venue car (MH 25 AS 3609) to Mamlekarvay.  The latter took ownership of the vehicle after supplying the required paperwork.  However, Mamlekarvay retained the car rather than handing it back to the business on July 25 as planned.  The last known locations of the automobile were Mumbai and Dadar.  Patil has filed an FIR after realizing the deception.

Police sub-inspector Mahesh Chauhan said in a statement to Mirror, “We are looking into the matter.  Soon, police will detain the accused.”

A case has been filed in accordance with sections 420 of the Indian Penal Code (cheating and dishonestly inducing the return of property) and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust).

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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