A government official in Gurugram was cheated of Rs 40 lakh over 10 days after he invested in cryptocurrency through links sent by unknown persons on Telegram.
The victim was identified as Vipin Yadav, who lost Rs. 40.18 lakhs after being promised attractive returns on the money he invested.
As per the case details, the victim received a link on my Instagram app to invest in Crypto Currency. When he clicked on that link, it redirected me to the Telegram app. Inside the Telegram app, there was a group with five members who were all investing in cryptocurrency. He also invested in Bitcoin through a link.
The complainant first invested Rs 1,000, and I received a return of Rs 1,400. He was then asked to invest more but stopped getting returns. The cyber cell of Gurugram have registered an FIR for fraud, cheating and other charges under the IPC.