Mangaluru: A person was defrauded of Rs 70,000 on the pretext of offering a part-time job.
The victim filed a case in this regard with the CEN police. As per the complaint, the victim got a message regarding a part-time job offer and called to inquire about it. He was asked to send his bank details and later a link was sent to him on the Telegram app to download an application.
The victim was told that his account would be paid an extra commission of Rs 4,000 once he completes a task worth Rs 10,000. The victim did the tasks and he got a message regarding the receipt of Rs 14,000 in his wallet. However, the amount was frozen.
The accused then asked the victim to follow another Instagram account and he got a message of Rs 300 deposit to his wallet. The victim reportedly made transfers of 10,000 and Rs 30,000 to the app’s wallet. The wallet reflected that Rs 56,000 has been credited, however, the victim was unable to retrieve the same back to his bank account.
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When he enquired about the withdrawal procedure, the accused then told him to transfer another Rs 30,000. The victim did as instructed but no amount was transferred to his account.