Youth loses Rs 1.67 lakh to online fraud

Youth loses Rs 1.67 lakh to online fraud

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Chandigarh, July 21

A 20-year-old youth fell prey to an online fraud and lost Rs1.67 lakh.

According to the police, complainant Angad Sharma of Sector 37 reported that he had received a phone call from a person claiming to be his neighbour. The suspect demanded a financial help of Rs20,000 for paying the hospital bill of his relative admitted to an ICU.

The victim transferred the money to the suspect. The victim then called on the same mobile number after a few days and demanded his money following which the suspect sent a QR code to the victim and asked him to scan the same.

The victim scanned the QR code following which money got deducted from his account. The suspect then further befooled the victim and made him share his card details and managed to siphon off money from his account. The victim lost a total of Rs1.67 lakh to the fraud.

The police have registered a cheating case at the Sector 39 police station. TNS

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