Noida Woman Robbed Of Rs 9.5 Lakh While Upgrading 3G To 4G SIM; Fake Customer Service Rep Did This
Another online fraud has come to notice, which shows the extent to which scamsters can go to rob people of their money.
A woman from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, has reported a robbery of Rs. 9.52 lakh. The entire amount was robbed from her while she attempted to upgrade her phone’s sim card from 3G to 4G.
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Noida Woman Duped Of Rs. 9.52 Lakhs While Upgrading SIM
The victim in the fraud is Varsha Agarwal, a resident of Noida sector 108, who was robbed by a fake customer service executive. The scamsters called up the victim posing as customer care executives of a telecom company. They informed her that her phone would stop working if she doesn’t upgrade her sim card from 3G to 4G.
She agreed to upgrade her sim, unaware of the caller’s intentions to rob her money. The callers asked her to put in a sim swap request with the telecom operator. The scamsters also told her that her sim card would stop functioning for the next 72 hours after the upgrade process was begun.
However, the victim grew suspicious when she realized that her sim card hadn’t been functioning for more than 6 days.
Victim’s Savings Account Accessed By Unknown Person; Fixed Deposit Account Liquidated
She then went to the bank and learned that her savings account was accessed by an unknown person. Apparently, a total of Rs 9.52 lakh was transferred from her account to an unknown account based off of Jharkhand through 22 transactions between the dates of May 8 and 11. Also, the fraudster liquidated a fixed deposit to transfer the money from Agarwal’s account to their own.
Baljeet Singh, who is in charge of cyber cell in Noida, said, “The accused stole the money in a legitimate way after swapping the SIM of the victim. We will soon arrest them.”
Also, an FIR has been registered against the accused under section 420 (cheating) and section 66 of the IT Act by the Cyber cell.
Online frauds and scams are happening all around us, and it is advised to be cautious against unknown phone calls and scams caused therefore.