Popular television actress Aman Sandhu who is known for her appearances in several daily soaps and Punjabi songs had recently complained of becoming the victim of an online fraud.
But as per latest updates, the actress has got her money back within a week with the help of Police authorities. The update was shared by the actress on her social media as she shared a series of photographs along with a long caption. “This is to inform you guys that I have got my money back (2.24 Lac). I’m really happy today and I would like to thank oshiwara police who made this happen and taking all the efforts possible that too so fast”, she wrote. Also Read : Shehnaaz Gill Wins India’s Most Stylish Award - 2022
For the unversed, let us tell you, the actress on last Saturday had registered an FIR against the fraudster at the Goregaon police after she was duped of Rs. 2.24 lakh after clicking a suspicious link on WhatsApp.
It all happened when she was looking for the website of a private hospital in Juhu to book an appointment with an orthopaedic for her mother and clicked on the link which had a photo of the hospital. She dialled on the number displayed to inquire about the timings of the ward when the man introduced himself as an employee of the hospital. He told the actress that the ward was open from 4 pm to 8 pm and asked her to pay ₹5 in order to get a prescription which she would have to show at the hospital. Also Read : Ik Teri Jind Badle: New Punjabi Movie Announced!
Unfortunately, after she clicked on the link ‘online complaint.apk’, she received a message on her phone that ₹5,000 was debited from her account. “I asked the man who was still on the phone why ₹5,000 was debited, he said that he did not make any transaction. I then opened the net banking app of my three accounts to see what was happening when I received messages from the other two banks that ₹1 lakh from each of the accounts was debited. Within five seconds and I lost ₹2.24 lakh,” said Sandhu.
After she interrogated the man again, he promised to refund the amount and disconnected the phone. She rushed to her bank to stop the payment where she was suggested to reach out to the police. She reached the police station within half an hour where the officers then called up the RBI and blocked the payment but only one of her accounts showed that the payment was blocked. Also Read : Diljit Dosanjh Join Hands With Comedian Lakhan Kaul And Sangtar For His Next!
Sandhu then approached the cyber police station, which registered her complaint and transferred it to the Goregaon police station.
Now, the accused has been booked under sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66 (c) and 66 (d) of the Information Technology Act.