Man dials airline customer care number, loses Rs 1.49 lakh

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UP: Lucknow man dials airline customer care number, loses Rs 1.49 lakhUttar Pradesh: The victim had to return to Lucknow from Mumbai by a flight on January 9 but the flight was cancelled later.

Gupta called up customer care to enquire about the same.Uttar Pradesh: A man in Lucknow was allegedly duped of Rs 1.49 lakhs in an online fraud when he dialled the customer care number to find out about a cancelled flight.

This is the 10th such incident that occurred in the last three months, where the victim was duped after dialling a customer care number from the search engine.In the latest case, victim Amit Gupta had to return to Lucknow from Mumbai by a flight on January 9 but the flight was cancelled later.

Gupta called up customer care to enquire about the same.Later, he got a call from an unidentified mobile number.

The caller asked Gupta to download Anydesk app on his mobile phone.He was then asked to respond to some details. A short while later, the money was deducted from his account.Gupta has lodged a complaint with the police and investigation is on.

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