Digital marketing scam: Person loses Rs 18.43L in cyber fraud

09:33 AM Feb 17, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru: A person here lost more than Rs 18 lakhs to cyber criminals who lured him by promising to make good money through digital marketing.


The victim said he received a message on WhatsApp on December 14, 2022, from an unknown number advertising to help others make money through digital marketing.  He registered into a Telegram Group through a link sent in the message. He was directed to open an account on a website through a link.

On December 18, the victim transferred Rs 9,000 which was reflected in the account created on the website. This money was easily retrieved.

Thereafter the fraudsters kept demanding more money to be put into the website account. Which showed his money doubled after investment.  Believing he was making profits, little by little, he made an investment of Rs 18.43 lakhs.

The complaint says the victim could not withdraw the money invested.


CEN police have registered a case in this regard.


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