Hyderabad: A senior recruiter at a placement consultancy in Hitec City lost Rs15 lakh to fraudsters after betting money online on various sports matches. The victim lodged a complaint with the Cyberabad cyber crime police following which, a case was registered for the probe on Wednesday.
In January, the victim, Mahesh, 26, (name changed), a resident of Kukatpally, was contacted by one Arjun who claimed to an employee at 1xbet.com and advised him to bet money online on different sports to earn easy money.
Furthermore, in an email, one Rudra asked Mahesh to open an account with the website and said that they would transfer the money to a nationalised bank.
Subsequently, Mahesh deposited Rs 15 lakh into the accounts provided by the strangers. However, he did not receive any returns at all.
Cyberabad cyber crime police registered a case and started probe.