Dhaka [Bangladesh]February 19 (ANI): In Rajshahi, hundreds of thousands of people were tricked into opening an account with a minimum Tk 2,000 in the hope that they would get US dollars when they bought movie tickets on a Chinese app, V News reported.
Their account balances had dropped to zero, and they lost their way after discovering the fraud on the Chinese app.
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An office was opened in Rajshahi Nagar’s Siroil Colony to carry out these activities, but that too was locked after the fraud was revealed, V News reported.
Victims reported that they were scammed by a Chinese app called “E-Movie.”
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A man named Manik from the Siroil Colony area of the city started promoting the app in Rajshahi, V News reported.
According to the regulations, it is mandatory to open an account on the app with at least Tk 2,000. The money will be used to buy movie tickets from different countries.
After buying a ticket, the profit is immediately transferred to the account holder’s number. But the money had to be converted into U.S. dollars to buy tickets, V News reported.
When money is sent to a specific number via bKash or another mobile finance app, it is converted to U.S. dollars and appears in the user’s account. However, the more money you have to open an account, the higher the profit margin.
If you open someone else’s account, the dollars will be added to your own account. Since mid-October last year, the app has created a storm among young people in different villages in Rajshahi. According to V News, in order to get rich overnight without any effort, they used more money to open an account and joined the race to become a big shot.
One of the victims reportedly sold his motorcycle to open the account. Those who did it early took the money. Some people become owners of a lot of money.
The accumulated money is “cashed out” via bkash or Nagad. Manik’s office announced a few days ago that the number of users of the app in Rajshahi city has surpassed 2,000, V News reported.
Another victim, Himel, from Rajshahi Nagar suburb, recounted that Manik explained to him and opened an account by paying Tk 12,000. Profits are also added to his account. Funds could not be withdrawn from this account for several days. Manik said that money can be withdrawn from February 12th, but everyone’s account number is 0.
He further stated that a Chinese man named “Mujili” sent a text message to everyone’s mobile phone. It is said that if you deposit 30% of the money now, the money can be withdrawn from the account along with the profits.
According to V News, Himel said that after receiving the message, they all understood the vulnerability.
Another youth from the same area, Fahim, joined Himel. He said he had two accounts. One deposits $111 and the other deposits $95. The account has been cleared since last Monday.
Asking to deposit 30 percent of the money is also a new trap, he said.
Meanwhile, Manik’s whereabouts are unknown. His phone is off. No one knows where Manik’s house is, according to V News. (Arnie)
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