A Bengaluru-based techie fell victim to online fraud after he lost Rs 95,000 while ordering a pizza from Zomato food delivery app.
According to the police, an amount of Rs 45,000 was initially deducted from the techie’s account. An additional amount of Rs 50,000 went missing from the account later.
The incident took place on December 1 when the victim tried to order the pizza online and later realized that the huge sum was deducted in two installments from his bank account. Reported Indianexpress
At 1.30 pm, the victim placed an order and waited for an hour. He then reached out to a customer care number he found online. However, a fraudster, who posed as a customer care executive, asked him to initiate a refund by clicking on a link shared on his number. This gave them access to his bank account,” police said.
An amount of Rs 45,000 was initially deducted from the techie’s account. An additional amount of Rs 50,000 went missing from the account later.
“As soon as he realized that he was falling prey to fraudsters, he tried to transfer the balance amount in his account to another account. However, even before he could do this, the second transaction was made. The victim lost Rs 95,000 in total,” police said. A case was filed at Madiwala police station.