Nagpur: Rupesh Dhage, a soybean farmer in Wardha, finished ninth this year in early 2022, winning around Rs 21 lakh through a fantasy cricket gaming app. Even that farmer has withdrawn about one lakh rupees from his account of about 15 lakh rupees after deducting various surcharges.
However, that farmer’s happiness was also very short-lived, Because a hacker impersonated an executive of this gaming app, After obtaining the password and ID from him on the date of January 12, the remaining Rs 14 lakh in his app account was also snatched. This was done on the pretext of updating his KYC details.
This jackpot completely changed the life of a farmer of Chistur village in Ashti taluka of Wardha. Who is very fond of fantasy sports gaming. It has also been learned that Threads had sown soyabean by 2022 this year by taking on lease on about 4 acres of land. Those farmers are fully engaged in gaming in their spare time.
Then after falling prey to this scammer, The threads had reached Wardha’s police cyber cell, Who has managed to get back the entire lost amount of about Rs 14 lakhs and that farmer has also been returned to his account.
Along with this, the cyber cell team of Wardha Police under the leadership of comprising police constabulary Nilesh Kattojwar, Dinesh Bothkar, Vishal Madavi, senior inspector Sanjay Gaikwad and assistant PI Mahendra Ingle, and others, under SP Prashant Holkar, and others was the first to contact this gaming company to alert them about the fraud.
Gaming company responded
Sources have also said that after receiving the award for making the best team, about Rs 15 lakh was drawn into the account of the Rupesh gaming app. After withdrawing around Rs 1 lakh, he was trying to withdraw some more lakh from the winning amount, But due to some technical issues, it was completely unable to do so. Then at this point, Dhoge had contacted him to get his Know Your Customer updated in the account of the app.
A Wardha-based cyber cop has said that the money was deducted from his own account by the trickster after the thread shared his gaming app’s password and ID. The cyber cell had then contacted the nodal officer of this gaming app and also requested him to stop the cash from running out of the payment wallet. Then this gaming company responded to Wardha’s police correspondence and also ensured that the amount is returned to the thread’s account. Within about four days, the complainant farmer had got back Rs 14 lakh till the date of January 16.
It has also been learned that the Police Cyber Cell of Wardha has also helped a Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan, Which in the past had caused a loss of more than Rs 12 lakh from the gaming app in a similar fashion.