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Dancing Uncle Conned: Searching Customer Care Number On Google Cost Internet Sensation Rs 1 Lakh



Dancing Uncle Conned: Searching Customer Care Number On Google Cost Internet Sensation Sanjeev Srivastava Rs 1 Lakh

Sanjeev Srivastava also known as Dancing Uncle, shot to the limelight overnight after his dancing video on Govinda’s song ‘Aapke Aa Jaane Se’ at a wedding ceremony went viral on social media. The dancing uncle is once again back in news but this time for the wrong reasons. Srivastava has been become a victim of cyber crime and has lost over Rs 1 lakh.

A resident of Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, Srivastava got into trouble when he started looking for a customer support number on Google.

Srivastava often does online shopping but on August 5, he was purchasing a couple of things online when he faced a problem in making an online payments. He could not find a direct number to contact customer support. So he started searching for the number on Google and found a number on a random website and dialled to resolve his query.

Srivastava had little idea that the website he went on was specially made by cyber criminals to cheat people and the toll-free number he dialed has connected his call to a cyber criminal.

 The caller posing as a customer care executive offered his help. He instructed Srivastava to download a remote access app ‘Quick Support’.

As soon as the app was downloaded the cyber criminal got access to his phone. The scammer immediately withdrew Rs 1.08 lakh from his account.

After Srivastava received a message from his bank informing him about the transactions, he realized that he has been duped.

He dialled the number of scammers several times but they had switched off their phone.

Later, Srivastava filed a complaint with the police which is now being investigated by Cyber ​​Cell.

“Cyber criminals have created fake websites on which they have circulated fake customer story numbers. These posts are then featured top on Google search so that the fake number is shown first if a person looks for a customer care number.

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