Ahmedabad Police received two complaints in a day In each case the amount lost by complainant was in crores.
A complainant Kuldip Kachrabhai Patel was cheated and had lost Rs. 1.34 crore in online scam.
he was lured to invest in Banocoin. He was given a link on Whatsapp through which he installed an app and started trading in Banocoin on insistence of “Aditi”. Initially he could see 78 USD profit and withdrew 50 USD out of it successfully, but later when he deposited more money and eventually sought to withdraw 1600 USD, his account was shown as ‘freezed’. When requested, he was asked to pay 3500 USD to unfreeze the account.
Another complaint has been filed by Jayesh Sureshbhai Vakil, he was defrauded for Rs. 2.46 crore in online scam. He was contacted on Telegraph app by “Sameeksha” and offered rating task job for “Make My Trip”. He was then sent a link and asked to register with a mobile number, password and linking to bank account. He was given Rs. 11,000 as trial balance deposit and assigned 90 tasks for which he was given Rs. 1,000 commission in his HDFC account eventually. Vakil was then asked to deposit Rs. 11,000 to continue the task commission scheme. Later Rs. 1500 commission was sent. Later through allurement of deluxe order, unique order etc, deposits like, security deposit, tax deposit, were sought by scammers. Since July this year.
The Cyber Crime police of Ahmedabad registered case an investigation has been started.