I usually only write about programming or related topics, but today I'm writing this article to inform you about a new scam that scammers are doing. This happened to me and I want you to be aware of it. I'm sharing my experience below.
If you read carefully you can earn up to 150 rupees from the scammer instead of losing money to them. 😁 I will explain in detail.
I received a video call from the number +84 56 278 0340 on WhatsApp, but as I work with some foreign clients, I thought it might be one of them, so I messaged "who's this?" instead of answering the call.
The person on the other end said that they work for YouTube and pay people to perform small tasks. They asked me to click on a YouTube link they provided, like the video, and send a screenshot. They said they would pay me 150 rupees for this.
Knowing about this type of scam beforehand, I checked the YouTube link and opened it in a private window and sent them a screenshot.
Then, they messaged me on Telegram and asked for my account details. I provided them with a virtual account number and IFSC code. I did not give them any other information.
They then sent me 150 rupees, thinking that they had successfully scammed me. 🤣
Then I blocked them!
That's the end of the story.
NOTE : Above steps are not advised. Please read only for information, don't try.