A Twitter user, Aakriti Anand, took to the microblogging website on Tuesday and wrote to the Mumbai Police after she was cheated of Rs 30,000 through a UPI payment scam. Anand wanted to lodge a complaint on Mumbai Police's official website, however, she said that the website kept showing an error.
Anand wrote, "I need to file a complaint for a UPI transaction fraud with @MumbaiPolice but the website keeps showing an error. I need to report a fraudulent transaction where I have been cheated of ₹30,000 through a UPI payment scam. Please help!"
Meanwhile, amid the COVID-19 cases surging each day, the Mumbai Police asked Anand to visit the nearest police station to lodge a complaint. "Please visit the nearest police station and lodge your Complaint," Mumbai Police wrote.
On Monday, Mumbai city reported a spike of 1,179 COVID-19 cases. The MMR, which includes Mumbai city and Thane, has till now reported 3,34,218 cases and 12,839 deaths.
The country's financial capital alone has witnessed 1,45,805 cases and 7,658 deaths till now.
In Maharashtra, the COVID-19 tally rose to 7,92,541 on Monday with the addition of 11,852 new cases, while 184 patients succumbed to the infection, 32 of them in Mumbai.
With the 184 new deaths reported on Monday, the state's fatality count rose to 24,583.
The recovery rate in the state is 72.37 per cent, while the fatality rate is 3.1 per cent, the department said.
Currently, 13,55,330 people are in home quarantine and 35,722 in institutional quarantine.
There are 1,94,056 active cases in the state at present.
A total of 41,38,929 people have been tested across the state so far, it said.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases: 7,92,541; new cases 11,852; deaths: 24,583; discharged 5,73,559; active cases: 1,94,056; people tested so far: 41,38,929.
(With PTI inputs)