Google search: Most of us take refuge from Google first to find the answer to every question. But a Delhi woman had to suffer a loss of Rs 1 lakh due to a mistake on Google search.
What did a woman living in East Bazar in East Delhi knew that a small mistake on Google search would make her a victim of frad?
Nowadays fraudsters are not leaving any platform. Now the fraudulent gangs have made Google search their new weapon. Well, tell you that Google has no role in this type of fraud, but this kind of fraud is being done by misusing Google services.
The woman who is a victim of fraud works in a private firm. This lady had some complaint related to her e-Wallet account for which she searched the contact number on Google to talk to customer care.
He wanted to talk on customer care to complain of wrong transaction with his e-Wallet account. After contacting Google, a contact number was revealed. The lady felt that this would be the phone number of the customer care.
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It was later discovered that the number of customer care displayed by Google Search was from Friedoster who talked to the woman after becoming the representative of the e-wallet company.
She understood the number of customer care and shared her card details on the phone so that she could get a refund from the e-wallet company.
Earlier in Mumbai, a similar case came up. The fraud had changed the EPFO office number on Google search. When people used to call the number, their personal details were withdrawn from their account. Many people of this kind of fraud were victims.
Let’s say, there is an option to change the number on Google and Google Maps, so that any user can change the number of a shop, bank or institution. However, now that the facility is being misused, do not trust every information you get from Google, always keep an alert.
A Google search and Rs 100,000 missing from a woman’s account.
Google has taken cognizance of these complaints but at present, there is an option to edit phone numbers on Google.
As a precaution, next time you need a contact, go to the official website and get the number.
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