A software program engineer working with an IT firm right here was allegedly duped of round Rs 42 lakh by scammers who lured him into incomes good-looking cash by liking some movies, police stated on Saturday.
The man was added to a bunch on the Telegram Messenger app and requested to speculate, however later he was not allowed to withdraw that sum.
According to a criticism filed by a resident of Sector 102 right here, on March 24, he acquired a message on his WhatsApp, claiming that he can earn additional earnings by doing a part-time job of liking movies on video sharing platform YouTube.
“When I agreed to work with them, a girl named Divya added me to a bunch on Telegram app. She requested me to speculate cash with the declare of assured higher returns. On the pretext of a job, that they had requested me to speculate and I transferred a complete of Rs 42,31,600 from mine and my spouse’s financial institution accounts,” the complainant stated.
“Besides Divya, different individuals named Kamal, Ankit, Bhoomi, Harsh confirmed the transaction and shortly after instructed me that I’ve earned Rs 69 lakh plus revenue. But they didn’t permit me to withdraw the cash. They then requested me to switch Rs 11,000 extra, which appeared fishy to me and I moved to police,” he added.
An FIR was registered in opposition to unknown fraudsters underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology (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.
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