Hyderabad: It’s not day-after-day that you simply agree to purchase or promote a product on OLX for a specific amount and find yourself dropping hundreds, and perhaps even lakhs of rupees extra for it.
A person from Mumbai is allegedly extorting cash from individuals by fraudulently utilizing QR codes. The fraudster has despatched the QR code via WhatsApp contact and asks you to ship Rs. 10 however in actuality you lose hundreds.
Greater than 200 circumstances of QR code fraud have already been reported within the metropolis. But the cybercrime fraudster saved robbing harmless individuals.
A number of gang members are allegedly duping sellers on OLX, Quickr and different e-commerce websites. Posing as patrons of merchandise on sale, thieves sometimes method individuals promoting furnishings, automobiles, and electronics.
Sellers reportedly conform to buy the product after a brief cellphone chat or cellphone name with the vendor. As soon as the vendor is satisfied, he’ll ship the vendor a QR code of any UPI app and ask it to be scanned, including that it’ll facilitate checking account switch.
As lately as a month in the past, a thug allegedly approached Mumbai-based software program engineer Samit Shah, who wished to promote his couch set on OLX, and tried to cheat him of Rs. 10,000. Summit took it to Fb after which the incident got here to the fore and went viral on social media.