COVID-19: ‘Kaavaalna Vadda’ throws light on liquor home delivery fraud

Hyderabad-based Rolling Shutter Films has made Kaavaalna Vadda, an eight-minute consciousness movie for tipplers falling prey to cyber fraudsters. The YouTube movie reveals how straightforward it’s for con males to entice folks on-line with false guarantees of delivering liquor home. The movie opens with 4 random folks — performed by artistes Laxman Meesala, Manoj Muthyam, Kranthi Kumar and Bhasker Kothapalli feeling low with out alcohol within the lockdown. They really feel jubilant after they spot a liquor home delivery announcement. When they name the quantity. an individual on the opposite finish assures them of delivering booze at their doorstep, he goes on to ask them to pay on-line. Once the quantity is transferred, the fraudster’s quantity turns into unresponsive. It doesn’t take a lot time for them to grasp they’ve been duped. Towards the top, the actors advise folks to not drink and as an alternative, use the cash to purchase groceries for his or her home or assist these in want.

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False claims

Venkat Kalyan (left) and Sriman Keerthi
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While the artistes shot their parts of their particular person properties, modifying was accomplished by Venkat Kalyan. He says, “Claiming to home ship liquor at home, cyber fraudsters have been importing some numbers on social media. They promise to provide any model of liquor however one has to pay the cash first. ‘Delivery aadhe ghante mein ho jayega’ (We will ship in half-an-hour) is their oft-repeated line. When you attempt to enquire in regards to the location of their godown/store, they don’t reveal.”

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The thought to make such a movie got here up when Venkat heard a telephone recording by his pal who had been duped. Since the manufacturing home additionally makes consciousness movies for the Cyber crimes division, they determined to make a movie to boost consciousness on how persons are deceived. .

Frauds in different cities

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Venkat mentions that individuals who have been tricked have additionally shared their experiences on Facebook pages of those fraud liquor home deliveries. “Cyber crimes department in Hyderabad told us that they have registered five cases by people who lost around ₹50,000 to ₹90,000. But there are many more who have lost money in asimilar manner but are not willing to complain, due to embarrassment,” he factors out, including that such frauds have been reported in different metro cities as nicely.

Screenshot of the film

The script for Kaavaalna Vadda was shared by Whatsapp and the solid and crew labored from home. While the story, screenplay and dialogues are by Sriman Keerthi, sound design is by Satish Kumar Mandava and background rating by Rajeev Raj.

The movie might be watched at:

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