Bengaluru techie orders pizza, loses Rs 95,000

Bengaluru: A Bengaluru-based techie fell victim to online fraud after he lost Rs 95,000 while ordering a pizza from Zomato food delivery app. The incident took place on December 1 when the victim tried to order the pizza online and later realised that the huge sum was deducted in two installments from his bank account.

“At 1.30 pm, the victim placed an order and waited for an hour. He then reached out to a customer care number he found online. However, a fraudster, who posed as a customer care executive, asked him to initiate a refund by clicking on a link shared on his number. This gave them access to his bank account,” police said.

According to the police, an amount of Rs 45,000 was initially deducted from the techie’s account. An additional amount of Rs 50,000 went missing from the account later.

The incident: As soon as he realised that he was being cheated, he tried to transfer the amount to another account, but wasn’t able to do so. A case was filed in this regard.