Paytm User Robbed Of Rs 1.4 Lakh In Cashback Fraud; FIR Filed Against Paytm VP, Managers
Time and again, Paytm has published information on its app and website, asking Paytm users to not fall for any calls or text messages asking for KYC updation. Today, we will be sharing a news, wherein Paytm’s vice president has been filed a complaint upon.
FIR Filed Against Paytm Vice President
An FIR has been registered against five people, including Paytm vice president in accordance to the alleged withdrawal of ?1.46 lakh from the merchant’s account on the pretext of Paytm cashback.
The case has been registered at the Kavinagar police station against five people, including Paytm vice president Ajay Shekhar Sharma, under sections of fraud on the complaint of victim Rajkumar Singh, who is an owner of marketing company.
The Superintendent of Police Ghaziabad said that there’s been investigation going on about the bank details of the victim, who received a call on December 28 last year.
The case was registered after a man complained that he was duped of money on the pretext of a cashback offer.
The victim was asked to click on a link sent on his number by ‘unidentified person’ in order to win cashback. Soon after he clicked on the link, ?1.46 lakh were deducted from his account.
As of now, the Police are interrogating Paytm officials to find out if there was any lapse on their part to secure customers’ data.
Similar KYC Fraud Events
A number of similar incidents have been reported in the past as well, all of them mostly revolving around the KYC Update mostly.
The fake text messages that are sent around to Paytm users usually read, “Dear customer, your PAYTM Wallet has been Blocked and Hold. Your Amount Please Complete Your PAYTM KYC. Contact Customer Care 7827520873”.
Genuine Paytm text messages are usually sent from ‘VK-PAYTM’, rather than an ordinary contact number. Paytm users should know that all updates pertaining to Paytm can be made through its app itself. However, if you are still in doubt about the message, you can always reach out to the Paytm customer care using the Paytm app on your phone.
Also, the KYC process for Paytm can be completed by visiting a nearby agent at an authorized KYC point or the agent will visit at your home. Users should note that Paytm will never call you and ask you to install any app or ask you your banking details on call.