Online fraudsters have duped a number of folks but in a bizarre instance, the daughter of a well-known Chief Minister has got defrauded on OLX.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita Kejriwal fell prey to an online scam. According to police, Harshita was duped of Rs 34,000 by an online scammer when she was trying to sell a second-hand sofa on the popular sale-purchase online platform OLX.
As per reports, Harshita had put on sale a used sofa on OLX. A purchaser contacted her and bargained the price. He asked her to scan her QR code so he can do the transfer. When she did, the cheater managed to debit Rs 34,000 in two installments from Harshita’s account.
A complaint in his regard was filed at the Civil Lines Police Station near the CM residence. The police have filed a case of cheating and started looking for the accused.
The incident goes to show that QR code is to be guarded against untrustworthy users. It’s also a wake-up call that platforms like OLX may well be misused by fraudulent elements.Sometimes they even pretend to be an army man posted in a remote site to avoid one-to-one meets, encouraged by online marketplaces like OLX.