Veteran Bollywood actor Rakesh Bedi, who performed the position of an intelligence officer from Pakistan within the extremely acclaimed film Uri: The Surgical Strike, fell prey to cyber fraud just lately. It additionally left him with a lack of Rs 85,000 (USD 1,020).
As per the grievance filed by the thespian, the fraudster launched himself as an Indian Army personnel. The actor approached the police along with his grievance after realising that he was conned.
As per his official assertion to the cops, the accused fraudster recognized himself as Aditya Kumar, belonging to the Indian Army. Kumar additionally shared his authorities and Army ID playing cards, and footage of himself in Army uniform with Bedi.
The accused informed Bedi that he had obtained his contact particulars from a web-based housing portal the place the actor had listed a flat owned by him in Pune on the market.
How did he lose the cash?
Bedi said that the conman known as him on December 25, 2023 and requested him to share images and particulars of the flat as he was fascinated about shopping for it.
After expressing that he wished to buy the flat, the accused requested Bedi to provoke a Re 1 transaction to his Army account through Google Pay. He then assured the actor that he can pay the token cash of Rs 50,000 (USD 600) through the identical UPI app.
When Bedi knowledgeable him that he had not acquired any cash, the accused said that because it was an Army account, the financial institution accounts of each the sender and the receiver wanted to have the same steadiness, thus convincing Bedi to ship him Rs 50,000.
The conman additionally requested Bedi to make extra transactions of Rs 25,000 (USD 300) and Rs 10,000 (USD 120), beneath numerous pretences, and the actor did them, solely to understand that he had been scammed.
When he tried to confront the fraudster, he ceased all communication, publish which Bedi filed an official grievance with the Oshiwara police in Mumbai on December 30.