FPJ Cyber Safe: Thane Doctor Loses More Than ₹1.9 Lakh While Buying Cosmetics Online

FPJ Cyber Safe: Thane Doctor Loses More Than ₹1.9 Lakh While Buying Cosmetics Online

Based on a complaint, the Naupada police on Sunday registered a case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act

PTIUpdated: Monday, July 24, 2023, 05:49 PM IST
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FPJ Cyber Safe: Thane Doctor Loses More Than ₹1.9 Lakh While Buying Cosmetics Online |

Thane: A 28-year-old doctor from Maharashtra's Thane city allegedly lost more than Rs 1.9 lakh to cyber fraudsters while buying cosmetics on an online application, police said on Monday.

Based on a complaint, the Naupada police on Sunday registered a case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the nformation Technology Act, an official said. 

Duped with fake offer

The complainant placed an order for cosmetics on an application on July 22 and received a call and message about an offer, he said.

The caller informed the complainant that she was eligible to receive a gift on her purchase if she carried out a transaction online, he said.

The woman allegedly lost Rs 1.92 lakh in six transactions through various e-wallets, the official said, adding that further probe is underway.

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