New Delhi- Cases of cyber fraud keep coming up. New cases of fraud through messages, WhatsApp or email keep coming up, but the latest case is related to the social media platform Facebook. A cyber criminal stole Rs 2 crore from a businessman’s bank account after being lured by the lure of Rs 10 crore on Facebook.
In Telangana, a fraudulent company lured a trader with huge returns instead of investment and asked the businessman to invest in a crypto trading portal. The businessman had invested two crore rupees in the crypto trading portal. Empty assurances were received in return. Now the businessman is feeling cheated. He has registered a case with the police against this fraud.
According to the information received from the Rachakonda police, between March 6 and May 17, a businessman invested Rs 2 crore in crypto currency. The businessman made the investment after seeing an advertisement for Bitcoin trading on Facebook. Police said the link to the Bitcoin website appeared on the businessman’s Facebook page. The advertisement claimed higher than expected returns on investment. When the businessman clicked on the link, the link for registration was sent from the website. After registration, the businessman downloaded the company’s app.
After registration, during WhatsApp chat, the businessman started receiving investment suggestions from the company. On the company’s instructions, the trader made purchases of USD 206 million from March 6 to May 17 and was defrauded. The businessman told the police that he had taken a loan from the bank for investment, expecting to make a profit of Rs 10 crore by investing around Rs 2-2.5 crore after some time. The website has also made the same claim. The cyber crime branch of the police has registered a case on the complaint of the businessman. The police say that the entire case is being investigated.
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