A 30-year-old man from Sanand lost Rs 12 lakh to cyber crooks who lured him with handsome returns on investments for performing some tasks.
Shailesh Parmar, a technical assistant with a leading pharmaceutical company in Changodar, said in his FIR that he received a message on work-from-home assignments on May 28.
He responded to it and was given the first task of liking a hotel’s facility for which he was paid Rs 150 on May 28.
The next day, he was added to a Telegram group on which he was given another task after he invested Rs 1,000. As he clicked on a link and liked it, he was paid Rs 1,300.
On May 30, a woman approached him through a Telegram message and told him to invest more money to get more returns. As he had received money earlier, he was convinced about the deal and decided to invest more money.
On the woman’s instructions, Parmar kept paying money and ended up paying Rs 12 lakh. When he was asked for more money to get more tasks to withdraw his entire pay, he had no money.
Realizing that he was being duped, Parmar approached Cybercrime helpline and filed his complaint.
Nearly two months later, Changodar police registered a complaint of cheating under IPC along with the Information Technology Act against unknown persons.