Mumbai: A police officer issued a statement on Thursday stating, ” six people in Thane have been duped of Rs 5.04 lakh allegedly by people posing as Paytm employees.” One of the complainants told the police that on December 29, he got a call from a person, who claimed to be from the Paytm team and asked him to update his KYC, police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.
Than the complainant was told by the caller to download the ‘Quick Support’ app on his mobile phone and make a payment of Rs 10 on it for updating the KYC. He than told him to share his Aadhaar and PAN numbers, which the victim did, Narkar said.
The complainant then got several messages over the next two days of withdrawals collectively worth Rs 1.2 lakh from his bank account in the denominations of Rs 9,999, Rs 4,999 and R2,999, she said.
When the victim approached the police on Wednesday, he found five more people there with similar complaints. According to Narkar, the six victims were allegedly duped of Rs 5.04 lakh by fraudsters using similar modus operandi.
A case as of now had been registered on Wednesday under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) and provisions of the Information Technology Act, the official said.