Two people cheated of ₹16 lakh after being told to complete online tasks after joining Telegram groups
PUNE : NpNews24 Online – Pune Cyber Crime News | Cyber thieves cheat people by using various tricks and at present, many people are being cheated by offering online work on Telegram groups and are forced to send money under the guise of completing the task. On Monday, two FIRs of cheating of ₹16.19 lakh have been registered. (Pune Cyber Crime News)
Modus Operandi of cyber crooks:
Like the video link, comment and write a review on Google or give ratings on Google. People are promised that money will be paid if tasks are completed and they are made a part of Telegram groups. To win the trust of the people, initially, money is sent to their accounts. Later, people are told that they will have to pay money and they will get profit later. The amount of money is increased step by step.
Like this, money is taken by giving various reasons. The complaints see that money has been deposited in their accounts but they cannot withdraw it. They are told to complete a task before they can withdraw money and are told to pay more money. The complainants keep on paying money because they expect 2 or 3 times returns but the demand for investing more money does not stop. Later, people realise that they have been cheated.
A 30-year-old woman from Shukrawar Peth lodged a complaint (135/23) at the Khadak police station. The woman was lured by promising huge returns by completing online task and was forced to pay ₹7.63 lakh.
A 45-year-old resident of Wagholi has lodged a complaint (340/23) at the Lonikand police station. Accordingly, an FIR has been registered against Riya Shukla and Pranjal Singhal, residents of Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, Manvi Goyal and Avantika Guleria.
The cyber crooks forced him to complete different tasks after making him a part of a Telegram group and forced him to send ₹8.55 lakh to different accounts and cheated him. PI Patil is probing the case.