Duped: Man Duped Of 7.7l In ‘like-&-earn’ Scam | Thane News

Duped: Man Duped Of 7.7l In ‘like-&-earn’ Scam | Thane News

THANE: sentatA cyberfraudster has been booked for allegedly draining Rs 7.7 lakh from the account of a 29-year-old banker after luring him in a part time job of ‘promoting and subscribing YouTube videos’.
The police said the victim, a resident of Budhaji Nagar, was lured by a woman who had sent him a message about a part time job on WhatsApp.
The scamster told him that she is from a ‘private digital company’ which pays for promoting and subscribing YouTube videos. The accused from time-to-time sent her YouTube channels of various top corporate companies to subscribe to, for which he was also paid Rs 150 via Google Pay. Later, the other accused told him to pay Rs 2,000 as registration charges. The accused then told him to trade on a website and open a Telegram account. She also asked him to pay Rs 2000 and promised handsome returns. The victim followed the instructions and received a return of Rs 2,800.
Later, he was added to a Telegram group and was told to deposit Rs 5000 followed by some more amount. After investing Rs 90,000 the accused told him that he needs to deposit more money as there is some ‘error’.
He eventually ended up paying Rs 7.7 lakh, after which, the accused told him that to pay Rs 9.9 lakh more in order to receive a return of Rs 20 lakh.
That’s when the victim realised that he has been duped and asked the accused to return Rs 7.7 lakh that he had invested. But the accused refused to do so. Later, he approached the Kalwa police and registered a case under IPC sections of cheating and under the IT act.
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