Naagin 6 star Mahekk Chahal duped of Rs 49000 in online fraud
Naagin 6 star Mahekk Chahal gets shocked on being duped of huge sum of money from an online fraud.
Mahekk Chahal, who is presently seen in Ekta Kapoor’s popular fictional show Naagin 6, has got a huge shock recently. The actress has been duped with a massive sum of money via online fraud. Mahekk Chahal became a victim of online payment fraud on July 12 and lost Rs. 49,000. She rushed to Bandra Police Station to lodge a complaint, and the cyber wing of the police station registered an FIR against the accused.
Speaking to Etimes TV, Naagin 6 actress says, “While checking the internet regarding a courier service to send a parcel to Gurugram, I came across a number and called the concerned person.”
The actress added, “He claimed to be affiliated with a popular courier service company. He said that he would assist me and asked me to visit a website and complete the registration by transferring ` 10 on the website. He asked me about my mode of payment, and I told him that I was using Google Pay. However, when I tried to make the payment via Google Pay, it didn’t go through. That’s when he shared a link for payment and asked me to punch in my UPI details. He then sent me an encrypted message and told me to forward it to a number within 20 seconds. After failing the first time, he sent me a similar message and again told me to forward it within 20 seconds, which I did.” She adds that money was deducted from her account and she was alerted about the transaction through a message. She called up the bank at once and froze all her accounts and cards.
Mahekk Chahal shared, “I am quite shaken by the incident. It’s scary that people can be swindled online in less than five minutes. It’s almost impossible to trace these imposters because they discard their SIM cards soon after committing fraud. It is done so smoothly that one does not even get time to verify anything. I had to cancel my shoot for Naagin and deal with this incident the entire day.”
Talking about the police complaint, she shared that the cyber wing of the police station acted on the case at once and was very helpful. She shared that they immediately filed an FIR and initiated the investigation.