How A Man Lost Rs 5 lakh In Online Scam While Trying To Get Rs 100 Refund From Uber

New Delhi: A person, charged with an additional Rs 100 for an Uber journey, fell sufferer to deception when he sought help by means of a Google-listed buyer care quantity. Shockingly, the found quantity turned out to be pretend, resulting in his unlucky lack of over Rs 5 lakhs to on-line rip-off.

According to the FIR accessed by IANS, the sufferer, recognized as Pradeep Chowdhary, residing in SJ Enclave, took a cab to Gurugram for Rs 205, however Uber charged him Rs 318.

In his criticism, Chowdhary mentioned: “The driver suggested I could get a refund by calling customer care. I obtained the number from Google, ‘6289339056,’ which redirected to ‘6294613240,’ and then to Rakesh Mishra at ‘9832459993.’”

“Subsequently, he instructed me to download the ‘Rust Desk app’ from the Google Play Store. After that, he asked me to open PayTM and message ‘rfnd 112’ for the refund amount. When questioned about providing my phone number, he claimed it was for account verification,” Chowdhary added.

“Initially, Rs 83,760 was transferred to Atul Kumar, adopted by 4 extra transactions of Rs 4 lakhs, Rs 20,012, Rs 49,101 and different. Three transactions had been by means of PayTM and one through PNB Bank, as per the complainant.

A senior police official mentioned that they’ve filed an FIR beneath part 420 of the Indian Penal Code and part 66D of the Information Technology Act, with an ongoing investigation.

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