Pregnant Woman Loses Rs 54 Lakh In Online Scam, All Details Here

The 37-year-old victim, on maternity leave, sought to earn extra income online.
Online Scam

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Online scams are pervasive in India, with many individuals falling prey to the enticing schemes of cyber fraudsters. Recently, a pregnant woman from Airoli, Navi Mumbai, became a victim of an online scam, losing a staggering sum of Rs 54 lakh.
The 37-year-old victim, on maternity leave, sought to earn extra income online. Encountering individuals online who offered freelance work involving rating companies and restaurants, she was promised a substantial sum upon completing five initial tasks.
Convinced by the offer, she began the work. The scammers provided instructions and links for rating hotels, eventually persuading her to invest money for promised high returns. Over a period from May 7 to 10, 2024, she made payments totaling Rs 54,30,000 across various accounts, believing it was securing her tasks.
However, upon completing the tasks and seeking her promised remuneration, the fraudsters stopped responding, leaving her in financial distress. She then approached the Navi Mumbai cyber police, who registered a case against four unidentified individuals for cheating.
This incident reflects a broader trend of online scams where individuals are lured with work-from-home opportunities. Initially, scammers contact people through platforms like Telegram, WhatsApp, or Instagram, offering money for simple tasks. Subsequently, they persuade victims to invest significant sums, only to disappear once they receive the money.
To safeguard against such scams, the government advises:
Exercise caution: Be wary of unsolicited offers promising high returns for minimal effort.
Research: Thoroughly investigate companies and job descriptions before committing or making upfront payments.
Verify platforms: Check the legitimacy and reputation of online platforms advertising work-from-home opportunities.
Report suspicious activity: Report scams to the authorities or relevant platforms to prevent others from falling victim.
By following these precautions, individuals can protect themselves from falling prey to work-from-home scams, contributing to a safer online environment.
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