Shubhangi Atre conned by an online fraudster; says “It’s very upsetting to lose your hard-earned money”
Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain actress Shubhangi Atre recently filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell regarding an online fraud. The actress talked about it during a recent interview with BT and said, “On September 8, I was just ordering a few things for myself from a well-known fashion application. I made the order after which I got a call from them. They mentioned my address and how I had been shopping for three years with them, and also gave me my order details. So it did feel like it was a genuine call as they had all my details, which only that company would have. First, two girls spoke to me and later two boys joined in; they told me that because I am their premium member, they would like to give me a product for free as a gift. Usually, I avoid such things because I get many such calls and requests, but this one felt genuine. So I went ahead and chose a product out of the few options that they gave me. Then they asked me to just pay the GST amount. So while I paid the GST amount, multiple transactions happened and some amount of money was withdrawn from my account by them.”
Shubhangi realized she had been conned and blocked her cards immediately. “I just didn’t suspect them because I was getting messages from their official website. But when a couple of transactions happened, I realized it and blocked my cards,” she shared.
Now the actress wants to alert people of such frauds. She added, “I never thought that such online fraud would happen to me because we are usually told that we should not share our OTP or any account details with anyone, and not click on random links. I was doing none of these, so I didn’t think I could get duped. But these people come up with newer ways which we are unaware of. I want to tell everyone to be very careful.”
The actress has now filed a complaint with the cyber police. “Yesterday (September 9), I went and filed a complaint with the cyber police. I met Yashasvi Yadav, Special IG, Maharashtra Cyber Department who explained to me how these frauds take place. I hope these people get caught. It’s really very upsetting. I won’t say the money which was gone is very huge, but it is my hard-earned money and I don’t want anyone to use my money for illegal purposes,” she concluded.