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Telegram Alert! Fraudulence Of 2.46 Crore In Name Of Make My Trip

The victim was promised a huge return on investment in Make My Trip. When he started investing, the cyber criminals manipulated him to invest more to become a diamond member.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Nov 10, 2023 18:30 IST
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Cybercrime today has become a rising concern across the nation. People from different states are becoming the victims of cybercrime daily. Beware if you are a Telegram user as most cybercrime cases have been found on Telegram.

A recent case of cybercrime came to light where a resident of Gujarat was robbed on Telegram in the form of an investment in Make My Trip. The victim was promised a huge return on investment in Make My Trip. When he started investing, the cyber criminals provoked him to invest more to become a diamond member. As the victim invested money, the criminals eloped.

The victim then lodged a complaint with the Ahmedabad Police following which an investigation is underway. The Ahmedabad Cybercrime branch has arrested Ritul Kanabar and Nikunj from Ahmedabad and Surat respectively and seized Rs 2.46 crores from Ritul. According to the cybercrime officers, Ritul has transferred the money to the Saksham Trading account.

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Apart from Saksham Trading, a few more fake accounts have been used to transfer the robbed money. The search operation is still ongoing as four more accused are missing. The cybercrime police are trying to seize other fake accounts where the money has been transferred.

Apart from Gujarat, cybercrime has become highly active in states like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, and Rajasthan. The cybercriminals post an ad on Telegram and provoke the people to invest money for huge returns. On the other hand, the criminals call the users and ask the latter to rate the app. The victims are promised to receive an amount of Rs 500 – Rs 1500 for each rating.

First published on: Nov 10, 2023 06:12 PM IST

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