Student shares screen of her mobile, loses Rs 27,000
Manipal: A 20-year-old student from Manipal shared the screen of her mobile phone with a fraudster, who claimed to be an executive of a food delivery service firm, and lost Rs27,951.
In a complaint to the Manipal police, Helly Panchal, a native of Anand in Gujarat, said that on August 30, she had ordered food using the Swiggy app and paid Rs 358 using her UPI ID. She then cancelled the order for which Swiggy Customer Care informed her that the money would not be refunded.
Soon after, she received a call from 8067466791. The person claimed as the executive of Swiggy Customer Care and asked Ms. Panchal to download any Desk app in order to get a refund. She downloaded the app on her mobile phone and shared the screen with the caller. The latter asked her to show the payment made to Swiggy which had her UPI ID. Then Rs 27,951 was deducted from her Bank of Baroda account, Ms Panchal said.
The police registered her complaint on August 30 under Sections 66 (C) and 66 (D) of the Information Technology Act and under Sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code.