Fake Online Marketing Task: Promised Rs 8,000 Profit Per Day, Man Duped Rs 1.43 L | Representative photo
Bombay: A 57-year-old man working for a private company was defrauded of more than Rs 1.43 lakh by cyber crooks who promised to facilitate him a part-time job which could earn him extra income amounting to Rs 8,000 per day. The complainant received the offer on his WhatsApp number from an unknown sender, followed by a link from a marketing company that offered the earnings upon completion of online sales-related tasks.
The plaintiff deposited a total of Rs. 1,43,323 via 15 online transfers to various bank accounts specified by the cyber crooks. However, instead of getting back his investment and profit for more than a month, the crooks demanded more money for the completion of the tasks.
Realizing he’s been duped; the complainant lodged a complaint, following which a violation of the relevant articles of the ICC and the Information Technology Act was recorded at Navghar Police Station in Bhayandar.
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