New Delhi, June 28 (Delhi Crown): A lady e-com supplier in Noida was duped of more than Rs 14,000 in a cyber-crime last week. She has lodged a complaint with the local Cyber Crime Police, but the law seems to be taking its own course “at its own pace”, as she hasn’t got any concrete relief so far.
The victim – Shruti Jha, is a trained software professional, presently into supplying kids’ toys and trendy items to various e-commerce firms. This was the second time when she was duped in a cyber-crime.
Five-six years ago, when Cyber Crime was just popping up in the country, Shruti was duped to the tune of a whopping Rs. 3 lakhs. Then too she had approached the local police, but couldn’t get any relief.
Giving details of the recent Cyber Crime incident she encountered, Shruti told www.thedelhicrown.com – “Since I am an e-com supplier, dealing in kids’ toys, I usually get return packets from our customers through courier companies. On June 24 too I received a packet containing a toy-car from the Blue Dart courier company. On realising that it wasn’t our product and that it was wrongly delivered to us, I made a complaint regarding it on Twitter.”
She further added – “No sooner did I post the complaint on Twitter I got a call from an unknown number. The caller claimed to be from the Blue Dart courier company. Referring to my Twitter complaint, he shared a link on my phone and asked me to click-open it. As soon as I clicked it, the caller got access to my PayTM and within a few seconds I began losing money from my PayTM account. At that point of time, I had around Rs 14,150 in my PayTM account, and all the money was withdrawn by the caller in three different transactions.”
According to Shruti, the fraudster, identified as Asif on Truecaller, had called her from the mobile number 9873-616161 while the amount got credited to the PayTM Number 8420-635587 from her PayTM account.
“Thankfully, the fraudster couldn’t get access to my bank account details which too were saved inside my phone. Thereafter, I got at least 25 calls from unknown numbers which I intentionally didn’t receive. I approached the Noida Police and lodged a written complaint with them.”
She further said that the Noida Police have confirmed to her that the fraudster hails from Kolkata, and that they were working on her complaint to nab him.
“Over the past four days I have surfed through social media and found that the incidence of Cyber Crime has increased so much in the country. People are being duped by online/cyber fraudsters almost at the drop of the hat,” she said.
Interestingly, she told THE DELHI CROWN – “After being duped of Rs over 14,000 on the evening of June 24, when I was getting repeated phone calls, I received a call and confronted the phone caller as to why they duped the people of their hard money, and that they can’t make her a fool twice. The person on the other end replied – Madam, there are 130 crore people in India to be befooled..?”