India is on its way to become ‘Digital India’. Where everything, from money to budget, is going digital, a proper digital infrastructure is as necessary. Digital transactions are the easiest and quickest way of dealing, but are as sensitive. As India grows as a digital economy, cases of online frauds keep on increasing.
This time it is the Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita Kehriwal who fell prey to the hands of these fraudsters. She’s allegedly been deceived of ₹34000 in a process of selling a sofa on an e-commerce platform. The accused approached Harshita as an interested buyer of her commodity and duped her, the police said on Monday. An FIR has been lodged against the fraudster under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Civil Lines Police Station under north district of Delhi police on Sunday.
The crime was committed just as every other online scam’s been executed. The criminal approached the victim as a buyer of her sofa that she’d put up on sale on an e-commerce platform. A minimal amount was transferred to Harshita’s account, for the fraudster wanted to confirm the account details were correct. After that, the accused sent a QR code to the victim which was then scanned by Harshita, which lost her ₹20000. The fraudster’s thirst for money did not end up here. He/She then instructed the victim to scan other code, claiming the previous code to be wrong. Harshita kept on falling into the criminal’s traps. She again lost ₹14000.
This is not the first time we’re hearing of an online fraud. All of us have faced or know somebody who’s faced such an online fraud. These criminals are rarely caught. It is very easy to hide one’s identity on such platforms which makes these fraudsters extremely powerful and confident. They will not stop until a proper system’s developed to track these hackers, until then keep yourself alarmed and do not believe in anyone blindly. Even if the money’s to be transferred digitally, meet the buyer and then final the transaction.
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Article By: Gautam