- Merchant task Telegram Closed
I am a resident of Thane, and I am writing this to bring to your kind notice that I have been defrauded and fallen victim to a merchant task scheme on Telegram, wherein I was asked to complete a set of tasks per day and upon completion, be eligible for a sum of around ****-**** rupees per day.
Upon coming across a message from "Arshana", the person in hold of the mobile number +*-***-***-****, I was told that I needed to subscribe to certain specific channels on Youtube, and I would be initially rewarded with money in the range of ** to *** rupees per "task", and which did not require me to make any initial investment from my end. Upon the admission of my interest in the same, I was told to interact with a "finance receptionist" on Telegram (@SaheliBasu) to receive my initial bonus of Rs. ***, who forwarded me to a "mentor" with the name of Rabin Mishra (https://t.me/RabinMishra) who told me to buy cryptocurrency on the website https://mtcom.vip as part of my subsequent tasks, for each of which I would be rewarded with my commission. This is where they started to ask for investment from my end, promising incremental returns on each of my investments. It started from Rs. **,*** and while they did return my amount, they did so with much hesitancy, asking me to invest more and each time I interacted with them, they justified their reasoning to withhold my amount on processing fees, charges, non-completion of tasks, all of which were questioned by me but since they used to message me *-* times during working hours, issuing threats of not returning my amount in their possession which had grown to lakhs in a few days, I was caught in a cycle of blackmails and threats.
Please note that I am a software engineer who has just started her career and post being caught up in financial issues due to Covid, health problems and subsequent surgery of my father, I could not resist the offer of the reward of a relatively "easier" part time income to increase my income streams. I have never engaged in such "get rich quick schemes" in my life but the promise of "easier" secondary income was too hard to resist for me at the time and while I did have my doubts initially, the constant threats that I will lose my entire amount in question and later been included to be a part of a telegram channel wherein non-duplicative and seemingly real profiles would share their respective success stories upon the completion of their tasks and sub-tasks.
Moreover, the people in question for the said acts of fraud told me that while I can choose not to work on a task, if I choose not to send them more money when they ask me to invest more, they would not return my invested amount, the threat of which would allow them to continue to harass me and keep me in a state of fear and anxiety, and I was caught in a vicious cycle which led me to a state of depression.
While they continue to message me for the same, this time they have asked for an investment of *.* lakh rupees, persisting with the ever present threat of me losing my entire amount at their disposal in case I do not provide them with the same.
The aforementioned activities have led to my financial distress and I am in a state of depression and anxiety, and consequently I have decided to file a police complaint against them. I humbly request you to kindly take action against them and assist me in my quest to recover the amount lost to them, totalling *.** lakh rupees.
Note: I have already registered a FIR in vartak nagar thane station and from sbi I have done the payment of **k (copy is attached as a part of this email.)
Let me know if you need anything else from my end.
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