Bengaluru Woman Robbed Of Rs 50,000 While Availing “Buy 1 Get 2 Thalis” Free Offer On Facebook: Never Do This!
A woman from Bengaluru had to pay a whopping 50,000 bucks to a hotel, without even getting to eat or drink anything from this place.
There are countless methods of cyber scamming people and another countless number of people being duped of their money.
Read on to find out all the details about how this woman got duped of her money while trying to order food.
58 Year Old Woman Duped Of Rs. 50,000
Savita Sharma, a 58 year old woman from Yelachenahalli in Bengaluru was robbed of Rs. 50,000 while trying to place an order for thalis. She reportedly came across a deal offered by a restaurant on Facebook. The address of this place was listed as Sadashivanagar.
The offer gave customers two free thalis at the price of one, i.e. at Rs. 250 only. On seeing the ad, she dialled the number listed on it and tried placing her order. However, the recipient of the call told her that she will have to pay Rs. 10 as an advance.
Next, she received a link to initiate the payment. On receiving this link, Sharma also went ahead to share all the details of her debit card and also her PIN number without being aware of the dangers of such activities.
This Is How The Fraud Happened
No sooner did she share these details, she received an SMS notifying her that a sum of Rs 49,996 was cut from her account.
She tried contacting the number on which she had called to place her order; but to no one’s surprise, the phone had been switched off. She then approached the South CEN police station and a complaint has been registered against the unknown offenders.
It is extremely important to remember that no matter how trustworthy the other person is, one should never reveal important details about their bank accounts, debit or credit cards, OTPs, ATM PINs to anyone.