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Ahmedabad: A lawyer from Vile Parle (East), Mumbai, who has lived in the Bodakdev neighborhood for about six months, was betrayed by a cybercrook who told her she had won a Rs 25 Lakh lottery from Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) demonstrate. After clicking on a web link he sent, she lost Rs 90,000.
In her FIR with the Vastrapur police, 40-year-old Bhavika Bavishi, who currently lives on Savita Govind Plaza in Bodakdev, stated that she had moved from Vile Parle (east) in Mumbai to Ahmedabad for her husband’s project. Her husband is an IT engineer.
In the complaint, she stated that she received a WhattsApp call from an unknown number on April 21, with the caller introducing himself as KBC’s Akash Verma.
He informed Bavishi that her number had been selected in the KBC lottery system and when she hesitated he sent a list of phone numbers and names that included her name. He also sent various pictures of Amitabh Bachchan.
Verma told him that she didn’t have to share any details and only had to click on a web link that he would send, the FIR mentioned.
After a while, Verma sent them a web link and called them repeatedly, asking them to click the link and register to receive the lottery amount.
She clicked the link and didn’t get any money until late evening on April 21st.
But later, around 10 p.m. on April 21, she received news of cash withdrawals and 90,000 rupees were withdrawn from her account.
When she called Verma again, he told her that she would get the money back if she shared a different account number. Then she realized that Verma had betrayed her.
She called police control and later filed a fraud complaint with Vastrapur police.