An individual was cheated of Rs 1. 45 lakhs in work from home scam in Mangaluru.
The victim fell prey to an advertisement on Facebook promising work from home with Amazon. Upon clicking the ad, the victim was directed to a WhatsApp page where they were sent a link.
On February 21, the victim clicked on the link and paid a registration fee of Rs. 200 as stated in the advertisement.
Soon after, an unknown person contacted the victim on Telegram and promised a commission of Rs. 500 for completing multiple tasks. On February 23, the victim was duped into transferring a sum of Rs. 1,45,225 in a series of transactions, under the guise of completing these tasks. The perpetrator gave various reasons for these transactions such as income tax and commission.
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Following this, the victim lodged a police complaint.