Mrunal Manmay Dash

A woman in Bengaluru fell into the trap of scammers after she tried to buy four dozen eggs online.

As per a Times of India report, the woman lost Rs 48,000 after she tried to grab the offer of 48 eggs (four dozen) for just Rs 49.

As per reports, Shivani (name Changed), a 38-year-old resident of Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru faced a financial crisis after her regular purchase turned into a nightmare.

In today's age of convenient online shopping, she fell victim to what appeared to be a harmless online deal; 48 eggs for only Rs 49.

As per the report, the woman came across an offer of four dozen (48) eggs being sold at only Rs 49 online. After adding products to the cart, she proceeded to contact info where the payment options were ‘only through credit card’.

According to Shivani, she received an OTP on her registered mobile number. But before she entered the OTP, a total of Rs 48,199 was debited from her credit card account (and was transferred) to an account named ‘Shine Mobile HU’.

Shivani's credit card had a limit of Rs. 3.7 lakh. At this point, she would have lost more money had she not received a call from her bank, reported TOI.

She explained to the bank about the fraud and they blocked her account, saving her from more trouble and agony. She called the cybercrime helpline and they directed her to lodge a complaint at the nearest police station.