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Google Pay fraud: Powai man loses ₹80,000!

Anil Yadav, a resident of Powai, lost ₹80,000 from his Google Pay account.

Google Pay fraud: Powai man loses ₹80,000!

Anil Yadav, a resident of Powai had used his Google Pay account which was linked to his Union Bank account to transfer ₹119 for his wife's mobile recharge. Even after the transaction was done from his end, his wife did not receive the amount and therefore he contacted Google Pay customer care.

A person from the 'customer care' told him that his transaction wasn't complete due to some technical errors. To rectify the technical error, the person demanded ₹10,000 which he claimed to be refundable. Even after several attempts, the technical problem wasn't solved and Anil Yadav landed up paying ₹80,000 on the pretext of getting it refunded.

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Anil Yadav has filed a complaint at Powai Police station and the police are in search for the offenders.

Digital payments applications like Paytm, PayPal, Google Pay etc. are a great boon for the cashless economy but it comes with certain drawbacks. While cyber crimes have been on a rise like never before, one needs to be extra careful with his online transactions.  

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