BEWARE! This man lost whopping Rs 61k after ordering 2 pizzas - Here is how
The Vastrapur police reportedly said that Shah, who runs a restaurant in Sanand, ordered two pizzas on October 4 from the food delivery app from his wife’s mobile phone.
The tentacles of online frauds are not restricted to merely your banking transactions, but they may also cheat you while you are busy ordering your pizza! Yes, they may happen with you, the way one Thaltej resident in Ahmedabad, Gujarat was conned, and he paid a whopping amount of Rs 61,000 for just two pizzas.
According to a TOI report, one Rushay Shah (27) of Thaltej filed a complaint with Vastrapur police for online fraud, wherein, he lost Rs 60,885 from his bank account after he was approached by a man who impersonated a customer service representative of a food delivery application.
The Vastrapur police reportedly said that Shah, who runs a restaurant in Sanand, ordered two pizzas on October 4 from the food delivery app from his wife’s mobile phone. When the pizza arrived, the victim found they were not edible and called the helpline of the delivery app, but failed to receive any answer.
Shah is stated to have got a call from a mobile phone number after sometime and a man asked if he wanted pizzas or his money refunded. Shah is said to have expressed that he wanted fresh pizzas, but the man told him that they had no such policy, rather the money can be refunded.
Shah was told that he would receive a link on which he would have to enter his name, mobile phone number and Google ID, said the report, adding that when Shah entered these details, the man told him to send a particular message to another cellphone number thrice. When Shah sent the message to the given number, he reportedly noticed that Rs 5,000 had been debited from his bank account.
Shah told the man that Rs 5,000 had been deducted from his account but the latter told him that it could not be so. On Sunday night, Shah’s wife also received a call from same man, and his wife connected Shah and Sharma on a conference call, and again the couple were persuaded to send a particular message to another number.
Shah followed the instructions again, Rs 55,885 was debited from his bank account in six transactions, the report said, adding that by the time Shah reminded the man of money being deducted from his account, but the man had disconnected the phone.
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Shah then filed a complaint of cheating and breach of trust with Vastrapur, along with charges under the Information Technology Act.
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