Lucknow man dials airline’s customer care number, duped of Rs 1.49 lakh

Last Update: January 16, 2023, 10:52 AM IST

Gupta has lodged a police complaint and investigation is on. (Representational image: IANS)

This is the 10th such incident in the last three months where the victim was duped after dialing the customer care number from the search engine.

A man in Lucknow was allegedly duped of Rs 1.49 lakh in an online fraud after he dialed a customer care number to inquire about a canceled flight.

This is the 10th such incident in the last three months where the victim was duped after dialing the customer care number from the search engine.

In the latest case, the victim Amit Gupta was to return from Mumbai to Lucknow by flight on January 9 but later the flight was cancelled.

Gupta called the customer care to inquire about the same.

Later he got a call from an unknown mobile number. The caller asked Gupta to download the Anydesk app on his mobile phone.

After this, he was asked to answer some things.

After some time the money was deducted from his account.

Gupta has lodged a police complaint and investigation is on.

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