Woman loses Rs 1 lakh after calling ‘Amazon Customer care’; Scammers’ new trick will SHOCK you

In yet another case of financial cyber fraud, a woman from Sonipat lost Rs one lakh to scammers after calling an Amazon Customer Care number she got from a Google search. Haryana’s State Cyber ​​Crime Branch shared the incident on its Twitter handle.

The case was detailed and it read: “A resident of Sonipat called on an Amazon Customer Care number she found on Google. The fraudster tricked her into installing the Any Desk app and siphoned Rs 1 lakh from her account. she complained in 1930, the police saved Rs 95000 by blocking the transaction.” It is worth noting that ecommerce retailers such as Amazon and Flipkart do not have customer service numbers publicly available and the numbers that appear in Google searches are fake.

Scammers take advantage of this because they publish their numbers on Google and portray them as customer service numbers from various platforms, including Amazon and Flipkart. When people call these numbers, they became victims of online fraud.

The crime branch further warned people to research an app before installing it.

AnyDesk app is an app that allows one user to remotely access any other device through the security code generated by the app. In this case, the scammer gained control of the victim’s smartphone through the app and then withdrew money from her account using a banking app.

Cyber ​​experts warned people against sharing sensitive information with unknown people.

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Scammers can obtain sensitive information as soon as they access your device with AnyDesk. It is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising themselves as a trustworthy entity. Never share such sensitive information as security codes, passwords , OTPs with anyone and never install an app without a thorough background check,” said Karmesh Gupta, CEO of WiJungle.

There is a lot of malware disguised as useful apps that once installed take command of your smartphone and secretly pass on sensitive data to crooks. Gupta asked users to install an antivirus program on their devices and warned them against downloading suspicious apps from the app stores.

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