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Wakad Man Loses Over Rs 35 Lakh in Elaborate YouTube Subscription Scam, Police Investigate

Accused used WhatsApp and Telegram to lure victim, FIR registered against 4 individuals

A resident of Wakad, Pune, has fallen victim to an elaborate online scam, losing over Rs 35 lakh in a meticulously planned scheme involving YouTube subscriptions.

The victim, Yogesh Madhavrao Sonar (42), filed a complaint with the Wakad Police Station on February 26, 2024, after realizing he was defrauded. The FIR names four individuals as accused: Shambavi Soni and three unidentified individuals associated with Telegram handles.

According to the FIR, Sonar was initially contacted by the accused through a mobile number and promised lucrative returns for subscribing to a YouTube channel. The scam unfolded through WhatsApp communication, with the accused exploiting his initial trust to gradually extract money through various bank accounts. The total amount swindled from Sonar reached Rs 35,25,364.

The Wakad Police have registered an FIR under Sections 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 419 (Cheating by personation), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), and 66(D) of the Information Technology Act (IT Act) pertaining to cheating using computer resources. The investigation into the case is currently underway.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of online scams and the importance of remaining vigilant against deceptive practices, especially those involving promises of quick and easy money.

Devashish Jain

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I have been a content writer for more than 5 years now and have worked on multiple niches. My articles are well researched and written in a engaging way. I have also written a few eBooks on various topics which are available on Amazon Kindle. If you are looking for a professional and experienced content writer, then please do get in touch with me.

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