Phishing attack: Jalandhar sports unit owner loses Rs 40,000

Jalandhar, September 12

A sports unit owner has lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell alleging that he was duped of Rs 40,000 by a person who posed as an Army personnel.

The complainant, Sarbpreet Singh, said he got a call from an unknown number in July and the man identified himself as an Army personnel. “The man told me that he wanted to purchase a volleyball and took my Paytm- related details. He sent me a link and the moment I clicked on it, I lost Rs 10,000. After sometime, Rs 30,000 was again deducted from my account,” he said and added that some other unit owners were also duped by the same person.

The Khel Udyog Sangh has written to the Director General of Police and Chief Minister in this regard. “The miscreant is operating without any fear. Everytime, he uses the same phone number,” said members of the Khel Udyog Sangh. — TNS

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