A Faridabad resident was cheated of Rs 14 lakh in November on the pretext of carrying out tasks as part of a part-time job.
The victim was identified as Shiv Kumar who was looking for a part time job. He started receiving messages from unknown numbers luring him to do jobs that would earn him extra income by simply visiting the e-commerce giant Amazon’s website. He was then forced to borrow lakhs of rupees multiple times after being coerced to pay for different tasks.
As per his complaint with police, on November 14, he started carrying out the tasks and received Rs 50 for each visit to the Amazon website, following which Rs 300 was credited to his account. He was then provided with a Telegram account which added me to a group for Amazon tasks. It was a working group with 300 members. The first prepaid task was for Rs 1,000, and upon completion, he initally received Rs 1,300. The earnings increased with each subsequent task that gained his popularity.
When he was at his fourth task that required Ra. 1.88 lakhs, he refused but eventually he borrowed a loan to fulfill it. He then realizes that he was being cheated all this while in the name of fulfilling tasks.He was again being forced to finish a task of Rs. 3 lakhs.
The police have booked an FIR under section 66D of the IT Act and section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.