A Gurugram man lost over Rs 70 lakhs to scamsters who promised him hefty commissions under the pretext of a part-time job.
The police received a message about a part-time job of rating hotels and ‘liking’ videos with a lucrative offer to get Rs. 2,000-3,000. The accused also opened a new bank account and deposited Rs 10,000 as a trial bonus. The victim was given 30 tasks and upon completion of the first level, I got Rs 2,200 credited. After withdrawing the commission, they asked him if he wanted to continue and when he agreed they wiped the account clean and asked him to deposit Rs 10,000 again.
The complainant was entered into group at Telegram where more persons were present indulge in similar tasks fetching 'commission'. The victim then got a new task and he was asked to deposit Rs 63,000. When he tried to withdraw the money, he got a message that since the amount he planned to take out exceeded Rs 2 lakh, he had to give a security deposit of amount worth 50% of the total amount in his account set up by the fraudsters.
The cyber cell of Gurugram Police registered an FIR under the Indian penal Code sections 419 and 420 under Cyber Crime police station.