Fraud Paytm Employee Robs Rs 1.85 Lakh From This Gurgaon Manager: Beware Of This Paytm KYC Scam
And now, another case of online fraud has come to light, wherein the manager of a mall in Gurgaon was duped of Rs. 1.85 lakh by a fraudster who took the guise of a Paytm employee as well.
Cases of online frauds have hit the country like a rabid disease, and no amount of warnings, alerts and guidelines seem to have any effect.
Find out what went down, right here!
Mall Manager In Gurgaon Robbed Of Rs. 1.85 Lakh: Find Out How
Arvind Kapoor, who is the manager of Ambience Mall in Gurgaon was robbed off of Rs. 1.85 lakh. He was scammed by a man who donned the guise of an employee of Paytm.
The criminal called Kapoor and told him to complete his KYC process and if not done, his Paytm account will be deactivated. As per Kapoor, “I received a random call a few days ago from a person who posed as an employee of Paytm. He said the KYC of my Paytm account is not updated and hence I would not be able to make any transaction.”
The criminal told Kapoor to complete the process as he gave instructions to him over the phone. Kapoor said he followed the instructions given to him by the criminal, but by the time he realised that he lost his earnings, it was too late.
Paytm KYC Scam Strike Again
Kapoor said that after he completed the KYC updation procedure, the accused called him back to ask check again. Kapoor made three transactions of Rs. 1, 10 and 1 to check the savings of OBC account, two credit credits of Standard Chartered and American Express that have been linked with Paytm.
After this, he received 3 OTPs on his phone, and within moments, his account was wiped clean of Rs. 1.85 lakh. When Kapoor tried to call the number again, it was switched off.
Never, ever share OTP with anyone. Stay alert, stay vigil.