UPI Scam: Journalist lost Rs 40,000 after being tricked, started cheating with Rs 2 (Photo: Freepik)
You hear about online cybercrime cases every day. Every time cyber criminals cheat users by thinking of new ways of online scam. These people make users lose lakhs of rupees by taking them in their trap. Meanwhile, such a case has come to the fore in which a freelance journalist lost his 40 thousand rupees. According to the reports, the journalist claimed that he was hypnotized due to which he lost his Rs 40,000.
A cyber criminal managed to persuade a journalist to transfer Rs 20,000 twice through Paytm UPI. Here are the full details of how a criminal tricked a journalist and extorted thousands of rupees from him.
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this is the whole matter
As per reports, the caller pretended to be the journalist’s doctor and while trying to get to know her, he influenced her to withdraw Rs 40,000 in two transactions of Rs 20,000 from her bank account through Paytm UPI. . He talked to the journalist as someone who knew him, in which he obtained basic information about his condition and sent him a message of UPI and asked him to click on that message. When the journalist clicked on the message, Rs 2 was deducted from his account.
After which the scammer asked him to click on another message, then after clicking on it, 20 thousand rupees were deducted from the journalist’s account. When he told the caller about this, he said sorry, it happened by mistake and shared another link. The journalist clicked on that link thinking that his money would be returned, but Rs 20,000 was again deducted from his account, after which the caller cut the call by talking here and there.
This is the way to avoid online fraud
- If you want to avoid online fraud and do not want thousands of rupees to go out of your hands, then take special care of these things. For this, it is most important that you avoid taking any unwanted call i.e. the call of the person you do not know.
- If you are suspecting a person during a call or at the time of chatting, then stop talking to him immediately and block him. If you want, you can also report that number.
- If anyone asks you to share any online account or any personal detail, then do not share the details with him at any cost.
- Before clicking on any message or link, verify it completely and check correctly whether it is official or not.
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