Online payment fraud: Man loses Rs 1 lakh during transactions on Paytm, Google Pay

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The complainant realised that he had been cheated when the accused assured that he would return the money and asked him for another account number, he added.
A Thane resident lost a little over Rs 1 lakh in an online fraud involving popular payment gateways, police said on Saturday. The complainant, a resident of Patlipada, wanted to sell his furniture and posted an ad on Facebook on December 21, an official said.



On December 24, he received a call from one Rajendra Sharma who offered to buy the furniture and wanted to transfer the amount through payment gateways — Paytm and Google Pay, he said.
However, instead of the money getting credited to his account, the complainant found that Rs 1.01 lakh were debited from him during three transactions on two payment gateways, the official said.

The complainant realised that he had been cheated when the accused assured that he would return the money and asked him for another account number, he added.



An offense has been registered against the unidentified accused under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act and further investigations are underway, he said.

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  1. Similar issue happened with me when I wanted to sell my furniture through OLX on January 10th, 2020. On having complained to OLX, this is the response we get:

    Thank you for contacting Mi India Customer Support and sharing the attachment with us. I am Dewasheesh and I understand that you are concerned about the fraud transaction from your UPI.

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    I regret to inform you that we are unable to help regarding the same. However, I would request you to lodge a complaint to your local police and also you may contact with the cybercrime department.

    I appreciate your patience and cooperation in this concern.

    For any further assistance, feel free to contact us.

    Regards,

    Dewasheesh

    Mi India Customer Support

    Online Help: www.mi.com/in/service/help

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiIndia

    Web Chat Service: http://www.mi.com/in/service/online

    Hotline: 1800-103-6286

    IF OLX is unable to help us with any such fraud that is taking place through an introduction of a member through their site, it is a matter of serious concern. They have access to all the IP codes and if they wish to, they could easily help nab such fraudulent customers. More and more people should be aware of such possibility of being cheated.

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