Online frauds are on a rise as the number of online transactions is also increasing day by day and the best way to stop such frauds is to be cautious and alert while making online purchases.
Recently a 31 years old doctor from Navi Mumbai was duped of Rs. 1 lakh after she ordered a lipstick of Rs. 300 from an e-commerce website. After few days of placing the order, the doctor received the message from the courier company that her package has been delivered but as she didn’t receive it, she lodge a complaint by calling at the helpline number of the e-commerce website. The doctor was told that soon a customer care executive will contact her.
Soon the customer care executive contacted the doctor and informed her that her order has been put on hold and she just needs to pay Rs. 2 after which she will receive her order. The doctor refused to pay the amount even after many requests were made by the customer care executive. After that, the customer care executive messaged a web link to the doctor and told the doctor to download it. The doctor downloaded the link and she was asked to give her personal and bank details after which she received a message to create a UPI link. The doctor was a little doubtful so she asked the customer care executive about it who convinced her that she will receive her package after she does that.
On 9 November, the doctor received messages on her mobile which informed her about her account being debited with Rs. 95K and Rs. 5K and she made no delay in filing a complaint with cyber police at Nerul.
The police has started the investigation and hopefully the person behind the crime will be behind the bars soon but we request our readers to make purchases from only reputed websites, never share your details on phone call or on new or unknown websites.