A 49-year-old woman lost Rs 2.4 lakh to an online fraud while ordering sweets for Diwali, police said on Tuesday.
Thanks to the quick action of the police, she was able to recover a large part of the lost amount.
Pooja Shah, a resident of suburban Andheri, ordered sweets through a food delivery app on Sunday and tried to pay Rs 1,000 online, but the transaction failed.
Then she found the number of the candy store online. A person on the other end asked her to share her credit card number and an OTP she received on her phone.
The woman shared the card details and OTP, and within minutes Rs 2,40.310 was transferred from her account.
After filing a complaint with the Oshiwara Police Station, the police managed to prevent Rs 2,27,205 from being transferred to other accounts. Further probe was on, officials said.
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