After preliminary investigation, a case was registered with the Bhosari police. “The woman said she received a call from a person posing as a customer service assistant of the company offering part-time job. He explained the job profile and sent her a link to join the company,” an officer told TOI.
“Initially, she was given a task to invest in a product. She first invested Rs 300 and got Rs 350 in return,” the officer said.
“The crooks gained the woman’s confidence by returning the money and then told her to invest more. The woman invested Rs 3.7 lakh and could see on her profile that she earned a profit of Rs 9.63 lakh. The crooks took Rs 1.4 lakh more from her citing different reasons,” the officer said.
The woman became suspicious when she was told to transfer Rs 35,000 more as a security charge. “The woman realised that she was being duped when she told the crooks to return her money, but they refused,” the officer said.
He said that the probe so far revealed that the woman has transferred the amounts to 23 different bank account numbers and UPI IDs.