By: Pune Pulse
June 21, 2023
Pune: A 29-year-old woman software engineer, who works as a team leader in a Pune-based multinational IT firm was duped of Rs 14.40 lakh in an online fraud, said police officials.
The incident occurred on June 14 and a case was registered at Nigdi police station on Monday.
As per the information, the woman was approached by the fraudsters on a social media messaging platform. They asked her to download another application and open an account, where she would receive several online tasks. They had assured to pay her a certain amount after completion of the task and had even provided her with a login ID and password to access the platform.
According to police officials, to earn extra money, the complainant completed the task. Initially, she got some money, but at the same time, she was involved in a paid task and transferred Rs 14.40 lakh in different transactions. However, the victim soon realized that she was duped and lodged a case on Monday.