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Mira Bhayandar: Cyber crooks dupe woman of Rs 1.34 lakh with fake tasks on part-time job

05:47 PM Dec 05, 2021 | Suresh Golani

Despite repeated warnings and alerts by the Mira Bhayandar- Vasai Virar (MBVV) police, people continue falling prey to basic tricks and fake offers floated by cyber crooks. The latest in the list is a 25-year-old woman who lives in the twin-city and works as an assistant manager with a private firm located in Mumbai.

The woman who was looking for a part-time job was cheated of more than Rs.1.34 lakh by the cyber crook who made her believe that she could earn up to Rs. 8000 per day through a commission by helping their company in increasing the sales of products that are showcased for sale on platforms of e-commerce marketplaces.

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In her complaint to the police, the woman stated that she received an email tagged with an offer of a highly paid part-time job. After clicking on the apply option, the woman was directed to the chat box of a well-known social messaging site. Here, she was offered commissions and for that she was asked to complete tasks by buying products and paying the money in a specified e-wallet account.

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To win the complainant’s trust, the fraudster made her invest small amounts and returned a few hundred rupees as commission. The complainant got lured and deposited a total of Rs 1,34,779 for products and bigger tasks but did not receive any commission, following which she registered a complaint at the local police station. An offence under the relevant sections of the IPC and Information Technology Act has been registered against the unidentified accused. Further investigations were underway.

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