Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Delhi: Man receives call from wife’s ‘relative’, loses Rs 20,000 after scanning QR code


Police say they’re making an attempt to nab prime accused Hasan Mohammad who allegedly known as Chaturvedi. &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit score:&nbspiStock Pictures

Key Highlights

  • Unaware of the fraud, the sufferer adopted the directions from the cheat and misplaced Rs 20,000 within the course of.

  • The police additionally discovered that the mentioned cash was withdrawn from a Level of Sale (PoS) system

New Delhi: In one more case of dishonest reported from the nationwide capital, a person was duped of Rs 20,000 after he obtained a name from an individual claiming to be his spouse’s relative. 

The sufferer, who’s recognized as Tejender Chaturvedi, was to ship Rs 20,000 to his spouse’s account as a part of her share from the household revenue.

The cheat despatched a QR code to Chaturvedi for swift switch of cash. He then requested the sufferer to scan the code and click on on the ‘OK’ within the choices of on-line walet, in keeping with a report in Instances of India.

Unaware of the fraud, the sufferer adopted the directions from the cheat and misplaced Rs 20,000 within the course of.

“We filed an FIR and shaped a crew to probe the case. What adopted was a protracted digital transaction path and name information of the suspect’s cellular. We collected the small print of the recipient checking account and adopted the cash path,” the report quoted DCP (Southeast) RP Meena as saying. 

Through the course of investigation, police got here to know that the cash modified a number of arms on-line. The cash was lastly deposited into the account of 1 Hasan Mohammad in Rajasthan’s Alwar. 

The police additionally discovered that the mentioned cash was withdrawn from a Level of Sale (PoS) system issued within the identify of 1 Aasaf Khan.

Police later arrested 32-year-old Aasaf and recovered a number of objects together with Rs 2.3 lakh money, card swipe machines, rubber stamp, debits playing cards amongst others.

Aasaf informed police he would enable cheats to withdraw cash from his PoS machine for 10% fee.

Police say they’re making an attempt to nab prime accused Hasan Mohammad who allegedly known as Chaturvedi. 

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