TV Star Arjit Taneja Duped Of Rs 2.44 Lakh By An Online Liquor Scammer

Imran Asif Fazal |Nov 08, 2019

The actor shared One Time Password to an unknown person and lost money in quick succession. Mumbai police is probing the case.

Model and TV actor Arjit Taneja has become the latest victim of online fraud after he ordered home delivery of liquor. The number of which belonged to a store he found on the Google search app on his phone. According to Mumbai police officer, Arjit had ordered liquor worth Rs 2,700 online and paid with his credit card but within minutes the card was debited of Rs 2.44 lakh. Being busy with shooting commitments, he realized the same three days later and approached the police station to register a complaint with the Oshiwara police.

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Arjit Taneja has worked in Kumkum Bhagya, Kaleerein and reality show MTV Splitsvilla, Arjit is currently seen as Azaan Akhtar Mirza on Colors TV’s romantic drama Bahu Begum. Arjit Taneja while speaking with a news agency shared the incident and said, "On October 23, I gave an order online for two bottles of wines from Galaxy Wine Shop in Lokhandwala Andheri. I get the shop number through Google search. I called the shop and asked for cash on delivery, but the caller refused. That’s why I shared my credit card details with the caller."

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Arjit Taneja further said, "The caller asked me for the OTP, which I gave him and within seconds I got a message that said Rs 61,000 had been taken from my account. I immediately called back on the same number and the man apologized and assured he would refund the amount. This time I got three OTPs in rapid succession and within minutes realized that Rs 2.4 lakh had been taken."

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While Arjit pointed out that he is yet to get this money back, a police officer from Oshiwara police station mentioned, "We have registered the case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. The case will be investigated by cyber crime cell."

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