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Hot Deal Another UPI Scam

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Somebody i know was duped of Rs 5000 recently.
He was looking to book a taxi and one of the taxi driver asked him to fill a google form and send a text message to a particular and only then his bookings will be confirmed.

Google form asked him to mention his name, bank account number and his upi pin (He shared upi pin thinking that just like card transaction, there will be an otp to authorize the transaction. He was new to all this)
The message was a text message (just like required when you register for any UPI).
Luckily just as he received a debit message, he blocked all further debits and nothing more happened.
The person has filed a complaint to cyber cell, to his bank and as well to taxi driving company (not taking name here). Do suggest if anything more needs to be done
My question being how come he had the exact same text required to be sent for upi registration and is it possible to register from another device not having the required sim, just by sending the message from first device having sim?

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What Happened to taxi driver who suggested this…pakad kar pelna tha na…

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suman1520 wrote:

What Happened to taxi driver who suggested this…pakad kar pelna tha na…

Conversation happened over the phone. Also the person was in another city for business purpose and wanted to book taxi for airport

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Scammers are trained , so be alerted and be safe you can’t imagine what will happen , so don’t keep more money in bank account which you use online , keep more funds only in non- online usage bank account & track records regularly like monthly -→ quarterly -—> Yearly & verify it and if found something suspicious then immediately bring it to the notice of bank manager and if needed then contact cyber crime officials too !

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Educated illiterate.
Remembering some lines of @rogerthat ’spoem
Hum whatsapp instagram chalana me expert he lekin bank app humko ata ni,
Ha hum he aam admi

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Why the hell he had shared the PIN in a form?? People seriously need to be aware about,

what to put where. triumph

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Awake wrote:

Conversation happened over the phone. Also the person was in another city for business purpose and wanted to book taxi for airport

Oh…taxi drivers have also  become smarter

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Awake wrote:

Conversation happened over the phone. Also the person was in another city for business purpose and wanted to book taxi for airport

Still filling a Google form is not called for. What’s the catch?

And what’s the issue naming the taxi company??

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deb3l wrote:

Still filling a Google form is not called for. What’s the catch?

Amazes me to the core. He said the taxi person asked him to enter details and those were required to keep details. He was in a hurry (had to leave for airport)

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Awake wrote:

Amazes me to the core. He said the taxi person asked him to enter details and is required to keep details. He was in a hurry (had to leave for airport)

What’s the taxi company btw? Why keeping that a secret? Maybe they’ll help you catching the culprit.

And it seems like a UPI pull.. and that text is the validation to confirm the “txn key” like a QR scan. Need more details or some expert in UPI can suggest better imo.

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P_A_N_K_A_J wrote:

Educated illiterate.
Remembering some lines of @rogerthat ’spoem
Hum whatsapp instagram chalana me expert he lekin bank app humko ata ni,
Ha hum he aam admi

oh yes now i remember

excerpts from “an ordinary whatsapp forward mesage”

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deb3l wrote:

What’s the taxi company btw? Why keeping that a secret? Maybe they’ll help you catching the culprit.

And it seems like a UPI pull.. and that text is the validation to confirm the “txn key” like a QR scan. Need more details or some expert in UPI can suggest better imo.

I have all the details incl number and taxi co name, google form, number from which he msgd upi prefilled tect msg, but the number is still active (and will be tracked), so we were asked not to give out any details. Will share once the culprit is caught.

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Awake wrote:

I have all the details incl number and taxi co name, google form, number from which he msgd upi prefilled tect msg, but the number is still active (and will be tracked), so we were asked not to give out any details. Will share once the culprit is caught.

I sincerely hope this happens. Good luck! plus1

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lol even taxi drivers are able to fool customers. This is called Achhe Din, even driver is intelligent

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Isse bolte hai :- अपने पैरों पर कुल्हाड़ी मारना. sweat

I really hope he will get the money.

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i too had a similar experience . I made a complain on Twitter tagging flipkart n mentioned my phone number . The next thing, I got a call from scammer pretending to be a flipkart executive. he told me sir you would be receiving a message shortly n asked me to forward it to his number. That was upi registration.

I told i’m out of balance, I would forward if he recharge my number smile

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suman1520 wrote:

Oh…taxi drivers have also  become smarter

He was not a taxi driver. They fill up google with fake data.

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deb3l wrote:

Why the hell he had shared the PIN in a form?? People seriously need to be aware about,

what to put where. triumph

Most of the awareness websites are blocked. VPN is too slow to get Highly Defined awareness. pensive

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Harish.agarwal wrote:

i too had a similar experience . I made a complain on Twitter tagging flipkart n mentioned my phone number . The next thing, I got a call from scammer pretending to be a flipkart executive. he told me sir you would be receiving a message shortly n asked me to forward it to his number. That was upi registration.

I told i’m out of balance, I would forward if he recharge my number smile

Same thing happened but with paytm, also I didn’t send any pin or anything yet genuis hacker looted 250 rs from my paytm bal. Paytm cc never helped me get back my money, so I have stopped using paytm since then.

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Harish.agarwal wrote:

i too had a similar experience . I made a complain on Twitter tagging flipkart n mentioned my phone number . The next thing, I got a call from scammer pretending to be a flipkart executive. he told me sir you would be receiving a message shortly n asked me to forward it to his number. That was upi registration.

I told i’m out of balance, I would forward if he recharge my number smile

Where did you quote your mobile number on twitter? DM or Tweet

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