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Ahmedabad Crime News: 51-year-old share broker from Ahmedabad loses Rs 2.5cr in task fraud | Ahmedabad News | #cybercrime | #computerhacker


AHMEDABAD: A 51-year-old man from the Isanpur area of the city on Saturday filed a complaint with Cybercrime police alleging that he was duped of Rs 2.50 crore in a ‘task fraud‘ by various unidentified persons.
Jayesh Vakil, who practices in the share market and provides account services, said in his FIR that a woman named Sameeksha approached him on Telegram and offered him some task-related remunerations.
She told Vakil to earn money from the home by just clicking and completing tasks for a travel portal. Convinced with this, Vakil decided to invest money after which he received a web link through which he registered himself.
He said that he received a balance of Rs 11,000 in his account soon after he registered with the website. He was then given different tasks of rating different products and services.
Vakil said that he received the first earning of Rs 1,000 after he completed 90 tasks. Later, he was told by Sameeksha to pay more money if he wanted to continue with different tasks. He continued with that and received another Rs 1,500 after completing 90 tasks. Vakil was later told that he would receive deluxe tasks and remunerations for which he would have to keep investing money.
Following the instructions of Sameeksha and others, Vakil paid Rs 2.46 crore in 29 transactions between July 27, 2023 and September 6, 2023.
But when he did not receive his money, he approached Cybercrime police and filed a complaint.
The Cybercrime police of the city registered a complaint of breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy under IPC against unknown persons and began an investigation.
Task or part-time job related frauds are run by various gangs. Though the modus operandi remains the same, the tasks differ.
These include liking random YouTube videos to rating businesses, products or services on Google. Initially, with each task, the victim is asked to deposit small amounts and also gets cash rewards back to gain the trust. But later, the victim ends up losing his hard-earned money.



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