Two Victims Lose Rs 1.08 Cr in Separate Cyber Fraud Cases:
In two separate cybercrime incidents reported to the Cyberabad police, two individuals fell victim to scams, losing a total of over Rs 59 lakh and Rs 49 lakh, respectively.
In the first case, an engineering graduate working for a private company in Manikonda received a WhatsApp message offering a part-time job opportunity. The job involved boosting the sender’s product visibility on e-commerce platforms. After completing initial tasks, she was directed to a Telegram group where tasks were assigned at regular intervals. Initially, she received payments for her work, but later, as she progressed to higher levels, she was asked to pay money to continue and complete tasks.
The fraudsters claimed she had earned Rs 1.20 crore and proceeded to collect over Rs 59 lakh from her through multiple transactions. When they demanded an additional Rs 40 lakh, she grew suspicious and reported the matter to the police.
In the second case, a resident of Kukatpally sought an HP LPG dealership online through a link found by their mother. They contacted the provided email address, expressing interest in the dealership.
Cyber Frauders were informed that a dealership had been secured in Miryalaguda, Nalgonda district, and were asked to make a payment of Rs 49.88 lakh as a deposit and for other associated charges. They received agreement documents and payment receipts, and a site visit was planned. However, as the visit kept getting postponed, the complainant became suspicious and alerted the police.