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How Castler Escrow Could Have Prevented the Mumbai Mobile Recharge Scam

In a recent case, an elderly man in Mumbai lost Rs 1.02 lakh in a mobile recharge scam. The victim was contacted by a fraudster who claimed to be from Airtel Customer Care and said that the victim’s account had been blocked due to unpaid dues. The fraudster then convinced the victim to pay Rs 1.02 lakh in order to “unblock” their account.

This scam could have been prevented if the victim had used Castler Escrow. Castler Escrow is a platform that holds payments in escrow until both parties in a transaction are satisfied. In this case, the victim would have deposited the money into the escrow account managed by Castler. The funds would then only have been released to the fraudster once the victim had confirmed that their account had been unblocked.

As a result, the victim would have been protected from financial loss. Even if the fraudster had been able to unblock the victim’s account, the funds would not have been released to them until the victim had confirmed that they were satisfied with the results.

This is just one example of how Castler Escrow can help to prevent fraud. If you are considering making an online payment, I encourage you to use Castler Escrow to protect yourself from financial loss.

Here are some additional thoughts on how Castler Escrow could have prevented the mobile recharge scam:

  • Castler Escrow would have required the fraudster to provide additional information before releasing the funds, such as the victim’s mobile number or the Airtel customer care number that they claimed to be from. This would have made it more difficult for the fraudster to withdraw the money without the victim’s knowledge.
  • Castler Escrow would have given the victim more time to review the transaction and confirm that their account had been unblocked. This would have given the victim a chance to report the fraud if they did not receive the promised results.
  • Castler Escrow would have provided the victim with a record of the transaction, which they could have used to file a police report. This would have made it easier for the police to investigate the fraud and recover the victim’s money.


The Mumbai mobile recharge scam is a reminder of the importance of using a secure payment platform when making online transactions. By using Castler Escrow, you can protect yourself from financial loss and ensure that your transactions are safe and secure.

We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.