After such incidents came to light in Cyberabad police commissionerate limits, the police have cautioned people against falling in the trap of such fraudsters.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crimes) Rohini Priyadarshini, tech-savvy criminals are using Google search options and siphoning off money from the gullible public promising home delivery of liquor.
In some cases that have come to light, cyber criminals uploaded their contact numbers as those of small neighbourhood liquor shops on Google, offering doorstep delivery to callers and demanding digital payment. After the payments are made, they are neither delivering the orders nor receiving calls.
In the wake of the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the state government has suspended the sale of liquor across the state.
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao last week ruled out allowing sale of liquor during the lockdown period.
Some states are allowing door delivery of liquor but the Chief Minister said there was no question of allowing sale of liquor in any form in Telangana.