Alia Bhatt’s Mother Soni Razdan Scammed With ‘Fake Illegal Drugs’ Call: ‘It’s A Nightmare…’

Online and phone scams are a growing menace, and no one is safe from them. In India, scams targeting regular citizens through random calls have become increasingly common. Recently, Soni Razdan, mother of actress Alia Bhatt, shared her experience with such a scam call.

Soni Razdan’s Instagram Warning

Soni Razdan took to Instagram to warn her followers about the scam. She posted multiple slides detailing the call she received. “There is a huge scam going around,” she wrote. “Someone calls, pretending to be from Delhi Customs, and says you have ordered illegal drugs. Or they claim to be the police. They then try to get your Aadhaar card number.”

Razdan explained that the scammers use intimidation to make people transfer large sums of money. “I got the same call. They intimidate you until you transfer money. Bottom line is don’t fall for it. Someone we know just did, and it’s a nightmare if you get psyched,” she added.

She advised, “Luckily, I told them I’d call back later when they asked for my Aadhaar number. They didn’t call back. Save any numbers you get calls from and report them to the police. I know of three people in the last few weeks who have gotten these calls.”

Razdan Speaks to the Media

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Razdan expressed her frustration with the system. “A bank account has all the information about the person attached to it. If money is being transferred into a fraudulent account, why can’t the cybercrime unit trace or catch the account holders?” she questioned.

Call for Better Law Enforcement

Razdan highlighted the need for better law enforcement to tackle these scams. “Tracing and returning the funds to the victim is the second step,” she said. “The first step is to find the criminal. Why is that so hard to do? Have they all given fake addresses?”

She criticized the system, questioning its effectiveness. “The whole system is flawed, or is it not? This whole KYC process we have to keep doing—what is that for then?”

Razdan’s experience sheds light on the urgent need for better measures to protect citizens from scams. Her warnings serve as a reminder to stay vigilant and report suspicious calls to the authorities.

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