NDTV’s According, a software engineer by profession in an IT company, was told by scammers that all he had to do was like the video, for which he would get handsome money. But it was a scam in which the engineer lost Rs 42 lakh. The engineer was added to a group on the Telegram messenger app and was then asked to invest. Later when he wanted to withdraw the money, he could not do so.
The Sector 102 resident, in his complaint lodged with the police, said that on March 24, he received a message on WhatsApp, claiming that he could earn extra income by liking videos on the video-sharing platform YouTube. .
The complainant said, “When I agreed to work with them, a woman named Divya added me to a group on Telegram app. She asked me to invest money with the promise of better returns. A work They asked me to invest on the pretext of Rs 42,31,600 and I transferred a total of Rs 42,31,600 from my and my wife’s bank accounts.”
After the investment, the engineer continued to do the work assigned by him and was told that he had made much more than the investment, but he was not allowed to withdraw the money. She told, “Apart from Divya, others named Kamal, Ankit, Bhumi, Harsh confirmed the transaction and soon told me that I had made a profit of over Rs 69 lakh. But they did not allow me to withdraw the money.” They then asked me to transfer Rs 11,000, which seemed fishy to me and I went to the police.”
As per reports, an FIR has been registered against these unknown scammers on Friday under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act at Cyber Crime, West Police Station. Police have reportedly sought bank details from the complainant and investigation is underway.