An online scam happened to a female doctor.Pipa News


An online scam happened to a female doctor.

Mumbai: Cases of online fraud are increasing day by day. Fraudsters use different methods to commit fraud. A similar case of fraud in this series was revealed in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Where a 31-year-old doctor was allegedly cheated of Rs 1 lakh after ordering a lipstick worth Rs 300 from an e-commerce portal. In fact, a few days after placing the order, he received a notification from the courier company that his order had been delivered. However, when he did not receive the product, he contacted the company’s helpline number. At this point, the doctor was told that a customer service representative would contact her shortly.

When the victim received a call from the alleged customer service representative, he was told that his order was on hold and he would have to pay Rs 2 to get it. However, the doctor refused to send the money and despite numerous requests of the subscriber, he did not agree to transfer the money. The female doctor was then sent a web link and asked to download it. Soon he was asked to fill in his address and bank details.

After that, the doctor received a message about creating a BHIM UPI link, but he immediately asked the caller about it. The caller assured that he would receive the package now. However, on November 9, 95,000 and 5,000 GEL were deposited from his bank account. As soon as the doctor received the notification that the amount had been debited from his account, he lodged a complaint with the cyber police station in Nerul.
A case has been registered against the unidentified person under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 66C and 66D of the Information Technology (IT) Act for cheating.