Online Shopping Fraud: Female doctor lost Rs 1 lakh in lipstick worth Rs 300, know complete details
Online Shopping Fraud: A new name has been added to the list of online shopping frauds across the world. A 31-year-old doctor from Navi Mumbai ordered lipstick worth Rs 300 online from an e-commerce portal. In return, he was cheated of Rs 1 lakh.
Asked to send Rs 2
According to reports, a few days after ordering the lipstick, she got a message that her order had arrived. But, the doctor had not yet received the product. So he called the company’s helpline number. From there he was told that his order had been stopped. If you want to place an order then you will have to send Rs 2. But the woman refused to send the money. After this a web link was sent to the doctor. Was asked to download it. After this he was asked to fill his address and bank details. Then he also got a message to create BHIM UPI link. After this the company assured that now their product will arrive.
First Rs 95 thousand, then Rs 5 thousand were deducted
After this, on November 9, first Rs 95 thousand and then Rs 5000 were deducted from the account of the female doctor. After losing the money, he lodged a police complaint. Police have registered the case and started investigation.
How to avoid online payment fraud
Online shopping has now become a necessity for almost every household. Therefore, it is important that you make secure online payments to avoid fraud. For this, it is important to purchase from a reputed website only. Apart from this, always use strong password and two factor authentication. Always decline suspicious requests. If someone asks you for PAN card or credit card number, refuse it clearly. Ignore threats to close your account. Always use a secure and reliable payment system to send money. Also, check your bank and credit card statements regularly so that you can avoid becoming a victim of online fraud.