Pune Resident Loses 18 Lakhs in Part-Time Job Scam; Cyber Thieves Exploit Online Tasks

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Hadapsar, 21st August 2023: As part-time job seekers fall victim to alluring online tasks, an alarming trend of monetary fraud has emerged, swindling lakhs of rupees from unsuspecting citizens. Online fraudsters have been capitalizing on the lure of easy money, enticing individuals with promises of lucrative earnings from home-based jobs, likes, and comments.

In a recent incident that occurred between May and June 2023 in the Magarpatta area, a cyber thief manipulated a young man into parting with a staggering sum of 18 lakhs and 70 thousand rupees. The victim, identified as 39-year-old Sharad Gupta from Magarpatta, filed an official complaint at the Hadapsar police station.

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The scheme unraveled when the victim was contacted via social media by the accused fraudster, who portrayed a rosy picture of substantial earnings through online tasks. Capitalizing on Gupta’s trust, the scammer coerced him to make a series of withdrawals totaling the aforementioned amount within a month. False pretenses were employed to elicit the transfers.

It was only after the job did not materialize that Gupta realized he had fallen prey to a calculated deception. Subsequently, he reported the incident to the police, leading to the initiation of a formal investigation. A case has been registered against the cyber criminals involved, with police are currently investigating into the matter.


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