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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 21:29 IST

Viral news: Mumbai woman saved herself from getting scammed through UPI

A vigilant Mumbai woman thwarted a UPI scam, her quick response gaining attention online and emphasizing the importance of caution

Garvit Parashar
Mumbai woman stops UPI scam through alert action
Mumbai woman stops UPI scam through alert action | Image:Unsplash
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In a recent incident that caught everyone's attention, a Mumbai woman showed great alertness and stopped a scam attempt. The scam unfolded when she got a call from someone claiming to have her father's permission to transfer Rs 25,000 of LIC money to her account. The caller, addressing her affectionately as "beta," urgently asked for her Google Pay details, saying her father wasn't familiar with digital payments.

"I got a call from some guy who said he got my number from my dad because my dad said he is not on Gpay and I am (which is true),” she shared.

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As the conversation went on, the scammer made rapid transactions, creating a sense of urgency. However, Tamanna, the smart woman, became suspicious when she was notified of receiving Rs 50,000 instead of the expected Rs 5,000. Taking advantage of this 'mistake,' the scammer pushed her to return Rs 45,000. Despite the pressure, Tamanna stayed calm, saying she only got messages, not actual money on Google Pay. She wisely decided to wait for her father before doing anything, and the scammer eventually gave up.

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Tamanna noticed that the scam call happened after she tried to input Aadhaar details on the EPFO website, suggesting a possible connection. She also recognized the scammer's use of the term "beta" and the rushed tactics to create a false sense of urgency and trust.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 21:29 IST

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