Scammed for Rs 45000 on OLX in a span of 15 minutes

  • anonymous
    # 2 months ago

    Was scammed for RS 45000 within a span of 10 to 15 minutes. I posted an add on OLX and I got a call in that regard. The person who called send me one bar code to scan to send me money for the product which I was selling and after scanning the code I lost RS 45000.He sent me the bar code for the first time and Rs 5 was credited to my Account. The he sent me another bar code and told that whole amount (Rs 2500) for the product will be credited with this one but my Account was debited with Rs 2500.Then he sent another bar code and told whatever amount is deducted (Rs 2500) and the amount for the product (2500) so total Rs 5000 will be credited but account was again debited with Rs 5000.Similarly he kept on asking me to scan the bar codes and my account was ultimately debited with Rs 45000.

    miniOrange
    # 2 months ago

    This is a very common scam. The scammer will contact you telling you that they want to buy the thing you are selling. In most cases they won’t negotiate at all. And will want to send an advance payment as quickly as possible.

    After that they will send you a QR code telling you that it will credit money into your account. You have to remember that to get money you never need to enter your UPI Pin.

    You can read more about this here https://cyberforensics.miniorange.com/upi-fraud/.

    I would recommend registering a complaint with the cyber crime cell through https://www.cybercrime.gov.in/Webform/crmcondi.aspx .

    Or contacting OLX through safety@olx.in.

    ann
    # 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Same happened to me today, they took Rs. 450000 in the same way. can you share the number?

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