According to the FIR filed, she gained a message on her WhatsApp quantity a couple of ‘make money working from home’ process be offering and introduced excellent returns. The girl made up our minds to use for the part-time process. The fraudsters introduced her easy duties love to click on the ‘like’ button on some movies on a video-sharing platform. She was once paid Rs 10,275 for a similar. Post this, the fraudsters introduced her to do pay as you go duties and promised her extra source of revenue by means of asking her to speculate cash of their scheme of cryptocurrency. She transferred Rs 23.83 lakh to 2 financial institution accounts whilst the fraudsters introduced her trivial duties. Later she made up our minds to withdraw her cryptocurrency funding however the fraudsters demanded every other sum of Rs 30 lakh from her to free up her cost.
WhatsApp rip-off messages promising
This is how those process rip-off messages on WhatsApp appear to be:
“Actually I am looking for a part timer who can earn 150-5000 rupees a day.”
” Let me explain first to you our project. To show you how we work. I will send you two YouTube videos. You don’t need to watch the full videos, just click like take a screenshot then send the screenshot to me and you will be paid 150 rs.”
“Give it a try, you will not lose anything here, feel free to dislike the video once you didn’t receive your payment.”
How ‘YouTube likes’ fraud works
Incidentally, this isn’t the primary such case. Last month, a girl in Gurgaon was once cheated of just about Rs 11 lakh by means of fraudsters at the pretext of hitting likes for YouTube movies. “I received a message on WhatsApp for a part-time job in which the sender stated that the task included subscribing to certain YouTube channels and liking their videos,” the girl mentioned in her grievance filed on Friday.
The message additional requested her to touch every other quantity if she was once within the process be offering. “On April 13, I got my first task. The accused shared a link to a Telegram group that had 185 members. Many of them shared screenshots of their transactions and earnings from this part-time job. Initially, the accused asked me to invest Rs 5,000 and after the completion of the task, I received Rs 6,440. So, I was assured that this was not a scam,” the girl additional advised the police.
Earlier this yr, the daughter of a Lucknow-based businessman was once duped of Rs 27 lakh by means of cyber fraudsters who promised good-looking returns on funding in virtual advertising. The girl was once approached thru WhatsApp and introduced her a role through which she needed to ‘like’ YouTube movies. She was once paid a excellent quantity for selling movies of the YouTubers, which the fraudster claimed have been his purchasers who sought after to generate extra ‘likes’ for his or her displays.