Scammed when selling product on OLX

  • anonymous
    # 2 months ago

    I was supposed to sell 1800 rs product on olx. The buyer called me and we agreed on doing the transaction from paytm. He told me that he had sent the money and I need to accept using upi. After first attempt he told me i was late. I had to do it again. I got to know that he is a scammer but i lost my 14000 rs. Pls help me with this. I have his number and qr code also

    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.

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