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Mumbai: Senior Citizen Scammed Of ₹68,000 After Ordering Alcohol Online


Mumbai: Senior Citizen Scammed Of ₹68,000 After Ordering Alcohol Online
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An Andheri resident was duped of ₹68,000 after ordering rum and beer from a so-called retailer in JB Nagar on Saturday. 

The 61-year old victim said he got the liquor store’s number through an internet search and the culprit on the other end asked him to scan a QR code on WhatsApp. 

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The police said that they have reached out to the bank to track where the money goes and also ascertain the location of the accused. Officials have initiated a further investigation into the matter.

This is one of the many downsides of scanning QR codes from unknown sources, a practice that is frowned upon by banks and cyber experts. Better vigilance is essential to coping with digital crimes that are evolving in nature with each passing day. 

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