A software program engineer working with an IT firm right here was allegedly duped of round ₹42 lakh by scammers who lured him into incomes good-looking cash by liking some movies, police stated on Saturday.
The person was added to a bunch on the Telegram Messenger app and requested to take a position, however later he was not allowed to withdraw that sum.
In accordance with a grievance filed by a resident of Sector 102 right here, on March 24, he obtained a message on his WhatsApp, claiming that he can earn further revenue by doing a part-time job of liking movies on video sharing platform YouTube.
“Once I agreed to work with them, a lady named Divya added me to a bunch on Telegram app. She requested me to take a position cash with the declare of assured higher returns. On the pretext of a process, that they had requested me to take a position and I transferred a complete of ₹42,31,600 from mine and my spouse’s financial institution accounts,” the complainant stated.
“Apart from Divya, different folks named Kamal, Ankit, Bhoomi, Harsh confirmed the transaction and shortly after instructed me that I’ve earned ₹69 lakh plus revenue. However they didn’t enable me to withdraw the cash. They then requested me to switch ₹11,000 extra, which appeared fishy to me and I moved to police,” he added.
An FIR was registered towards unknown fraudsters below related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Data Know-how (IT) Act at cybercrime, west police station on Friday.
A senior police officer stated they’ve sought the financial institution particulars and a probe is underway.