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Tuesday, 30 November 2021 2.16 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter duped of Rs 34,000 by online scammer

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NEW DELHI: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita Kejriwal fell prey to an online scam. According to police, Harshita was duped of Rs 34,000 by an online scammer when she was trying to sell a second-hand sofa on the popular sale-purchase online platform OLX.

The police said that Harshita had listed a used sofa on the online platform. When she finalised the deal with a person, he asked her to scan a bar code to transfer the agreed amount of sofa in her account. First, he transferred a small amount into her account to establish authenticity, but after that debited Rs 34,000 in two instalments - first Rs 20,000 and then Rs 14,000.

A complaint in his regard was filed at the Civil Lines Police Station near the CM residence. The police have filed a case of cheating and started looking for the accused.

Arvind Kejriwal has two kids; daughter Harshit Kejriwal and son Pulkit Kejriwal. Harshita made headlines in 2014 when she scored 96 per cent in Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams. Harshita has a chemical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi).

Modus operandi of such online scammers

With each passing day, online scammers across the globe are becoming bolder and more creative. The bar code scam, the latest in the scamming world, has already duped hundreds of online users.

Judging from the accounts of online vloggers, who have reported on the scam in the past, the scammers usually target people who are trying to sell something online. Usually, they insist on meeting in person. Sometimes they even pretend to be an army man posted in a remote site to avoid one-to-one meets, encouraged by online marketplaces like OLX.

Once the person agrees to deal virtually, they send a test bar code for the target to scan. On the first go, the victim receives a small amount of money in their account upon scanning the bar code. Once the victim is convinced that there is nothing fishy, they send the second bar code which is designed to debit and not credit the money. As soon as the victim scans the second bar code, the scammer deducts money from the victim’s account. In some cases reported online, the scammers even emptied the bank accounts of unknowing people.

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TAGS: DELHI, ARVIND KEJRIWAL, ONELINE SCAM, HARSHITA, SECOND HAND SOFA, ONLINE PLATFORM, TRANSFERRED, SMALL AMOUNT, AUTHENTICITY, CIVIL POLICE LINES, CBSE
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