Saves Rs 19 lakhs of complainant, urges people to remain vigilant in online delaings
Srinagar: Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar received a complaint from a Srinagar resident stating therein that his 19 lakhs rupees have been fraudulently duped through cyber fraud on the pretext of transportation of goods, services through an E-Commerce Company web portal.
As per the complainant he was desirous of transportation of some goods & therefore he searched through Google search engine. During the web search he came across an E-Commerce company’s web portal. Accordingly, the complainant contacted on mobile numbers of a fake company web portal wherein the fraudster who picked the call on the other end offered him to provide goods/services at low cost. Attracted by the offer, the complainant made an online payment of Rs 19 Lakhs. After the online transfer of said amount, the complainant was not able to contact the said company again. On realizing that he was cheated through the fake web portal, the complainant accordingly approached Cyber Police Kashmir Zone Srinagar for redressal of his grievance.
Taking cognizance of the complaint, Cyber Police Kashmir Zone Srinagar immediately took up the matter with bank authorities to ascertain the details of transactions. During analysis of transactions, it came to fore that the said hefty amount of rupees 19 lakhs was transferred through RTGS payment. It was thus due to swift and strenuous intervention by the Cyber Police Kashmir Zone Srinagar that the duped amount of Rs 19 Lakhs were retrieved which was later on deposited back into the complainant’s bank account.
General public is once again advised not to fell prey to the online fraudsters contacting them under various pretexts viz, in the name of investment, trade advisors etc and promising undue profits within short periods or contacting such fraudster fake companies who promise to provide various services at a low cost. I