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Mumbai pilot tries to order liquor online, duped of Rs 38,000

The fraudster, who had uploaded his own number as that of the wine shop owner, told her that they did not accept cash-on-delivery.

mumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2019 02:25 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Mumbai
A 33-year-old pilot was scammed of Rs 38,000 while trying to order liquor online.
A 33-year-old pilot was scammed of Rs 38,000 while trying to order liquor online. (Bloomberg Photo)
         

A 33-year-old pilot was scammed of Rs 38,000 while trying to order liquor online. He filed a complaint with the Powai police on August 11 and a first information report (FIR) has been registered against an unidentified person.

According to the police, on August 11, the man had thrown a party at his home. One of his family members searched for local wine shops on the internet to order alcohol.

She found the number of a liquor shop in Powai and called it. The fraudster, who had uploaded his own number as that of the wine shop owner, told her that they did not accept cash-on-delivery and that she had to make an advance payment.

The complainant then gave his debit card details and also shared his one-time password (OTP) twice. When Rs 38,000 was withdrawn in two transactions, he rushed to the shop where he was informed that they did not offer online services.

The shop owner told him that many people had been duped in a similar manner before.

A Powai police officer requesting anonymity, said, “The cyber fraudsters find out the names of liquor shops in nearby areas. They then upload fake numbers on the internet in the name of those shops.”

First Published: Aug 14, 2019 23:04 IST

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