Online Electricity Bill Payment Scam: Now another new case has come to the fore, in which paying for electricity online has become a burden for a woman.
Online Electricity Bill Payment Scam: In this world of online, different cases of fraud or scam are coming to the fore for the last several years. For the last few months, the increase in these is also being seen very fast. Fraudsters are cheating people in different ways.
Many of these cases have come to the fore by clicking on links or making calls. At the same time, now another new case has come to light, in which paying for electricity online has become a burden for a woman. Rs 7 lakh was deducted from the woman’s account while filling electricity. Let’s know what is this new scam?
Online Electricity Payment Scam
Actually, this new case of paying the electricity bill has come to the fore from Mumbai. A 65-year-old woman had received a message to pay the outstanding electricity bill, after which the woman had to suffer a loss of more than 7 lakhs after answering it.
Warning of power cut by sending message
According to ANI, a 65-year-old woman living in Mumbai’s Andheri area received a message on her husband’s phone for non-payment of the bill, along with a warning that if the electricity bill is not paid, the electricity to the house will be disconnected. Also a number was sent to the contact to make the payment.
The scammer called himself an employee of the electricity office
When the woman called the number mentioned in the message, to assure her, the man told her to be an employee of the Adani Electricity Office. Also assured the woman that she can pay the bill with his help. For this, just download the “TeamViewer Quick Support” app in the phone.
One call, OTP and then 7 lakhs flew away
The victim downloaded the TeamViewer Quick Support app on the phone. After this, the person further followed the instructions, which included giving access to the mobile phone after downloading the app and then also sharing the ID-passcode. After this, the first Rs 4,62,959 was withdrawn from the victim’s account. After this the account was transacted for Rs 1,39,900 and then Rs 89,000.
Money was withdrawn from the account in three times and the message of transaction came one after the other. In this way, a total of Rs 6,91,859 was withdrawn from the victim’s bank account.
As soon as the woman came to know that she has been cheated, she immediately went to the Andheri police station along with her daughter and lodged an FIR for cheating. At present, the police is probing the matter.