Kozhikode: A fraudster has been troubling the meat shop owners in the district with phone calls. The Kerala Chicken Merchants Committee filed a complaint with the Additional Deputy Commissioner seeking action against this fraud.
The meat shop owners reported that they have been receiving prank phone calls from a person who introduced himself as a military officer. The butcher shop owners are asked to keep aside 25 kg of chopped meat. The caller would then request the details of the Google Pay account saying that he would transfer the money to that account. The butchers would slice up meat as per the requirement of the caller, but much to their dismay nobody would come to collect the meat. Butcher shop owners in Kakkodi, Kommery, Mankavu, and Kambiliparamba were cheated in this way.
The caller also sent his account details to some of the shop owners. He said that he was unable to use Google Pay and asked the shop owners to send Rs 1 to his account so that it would be easier for him to complete the payment.
Kerala Chicken Merchants Committee District President K V Rasheed, Secretary P V Musthafa and Joint Secretary Firoz Pokunnu said that this is some kind of attempt to collect bank account details of shop owners and loot money online.