Pune: Wakad Resident Falls Prey to Online Prepaid Task Scam, Loses Rs 20 Lakh Rupees

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Wakad, 3rd January 2024: A 40-year-old resident of Thergaon fell victim to an online fraud scheme, losing a staggering amount of 20 lakh 32 thousand rupees. The fraudulent activities occurred between March 28 and January 3.

He has filed a complaint with the Wakad police station (Pimpri Chinchwad police), leading to the registration of a case against the alleged perpetrators. The accused individual is associated with a Telegram group under the username @ammy7722 and is believed to be the creator of a fake website, mtxcoin.com. The fraudster also holds accounts in Yes Bank (account numbers 04616300003760, and 019063300012177) and ICICI Bank (account number 613505027348).

According to the police investigation, the victim was initially contacted by the fraudster through WhatsApp, who enticed them with a job opportunity. Subsequently, he joined a Telegram group, where the fraudster assigned various prepaid tasks. Throughout the online engagement, a total sum of 20 lakh 32 thousand 787 rupees was extracted from the victim, and deposited into different bank accounts. Despite completing the tasks, the victim received neither compensation nor a refund, leading to the realization that they had been deceived.

The Wakad police are investigating the case further.