Surathkal resident loses Rs1.76 lakh
Surathkal: A resident of Surathkal lost Rs 1.76 lakh to a link related to an online class he received through the Telegram app.
In the complaint filed at the Surathkal police station, the complainant said he was searching for online classes on Google. On October 18, he received a link related to an online class through the Telegram app from one Vyas using the number +447541244922. After seeing reviews related to the link, he transferred a total of Rs 76,000 till October 24. He had received the message that the amount will be returned after the end of classes.
When he contacted the fraudster following failure to get back the money, the complainant was told that his account was frozen and he needed to pay Rs 55,000 to activate it. Further, he was asked to pay Rs 15,000 and Rs 30,000, the complainant said.