A man from Indore was allegedly duped of Rs 1.22 lakh by a cyber fraudster on the pretext of renewing his monthly subscription of an OTT platform. The swindler defrauded the man after stealing his credit card details using a fake link.
According to a report published in the Times of India (TOI), the matter came to light when the victim, identified as Vikram, approached police to file a complaint against the accused, alleging that he had received an online link on his mobile phone, asking him to make an advance payment to extend the validity of his OTT platform subscription.
Believing it to be true, the victim fell prey to the scam and clicked on the link, following which he was directed to a page, asking for his credit card details.
It was when he entered his details that an amount of Rs 1.22 lakh was deducted from his credit card. Realising that he has been duped, the man reached police station to file a complaint against the accused.
As per TOI reports, based on the complaint filed by the victim, police launched an investigation and contacted the respective bank to freeze the entire payment. Soon, the amount was recovered and later deposited into the victim’s bank account. India Today