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


Hyderabad-based Rolling Shutter Films has made Kaavaalna Vadda, an eight-minute consciousness film for tipplers falling prey to cyber fraudsters. The YouTube film reveals how simple it’s for con males to lure folks on-line with false guarantees of delivering liquor dwelling.

The film 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 dwelling supply 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 understand they’ve been duped. Towards the tip, the actors advise folks to not drink and as an alternative, use the cash to purchase groceries for his or her dwelling or assist these in want.

False claims

Venkat Kalyan (left) and Sriman Keerthi
 
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While the artistes shot their parts of their particular person properties, enhancing was accomplished by Venkat Kalyan. He says, “Claiming to dwelling ship liquor, cyber fraudsters have been importing some numbers on social media. They promise to produce 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.”

Watch out for these fraudsters:

  • Fraudsters’ cellphone numbers: 6001602215, 7231852934, 9896746326, 9518113698
  • Facebook hyperlinks for pages created by the cheats: https://www.facebook.com/Online-wine-shop-home-deliveryHyderabad; https://www.facebook.com/Online-wine-shop-home-deliverycontact8859331729; https://www.facebook.com/Online-wine-shop-anddelivery; https://www.facebook.com/Bagga-wine-shop

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

Frauds in different cities

Venkat mentions that individuals who have been tricked have additionally shared their experiences on Facebook pages of those fraud liquor dwelling 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 properly.

Screenshot of the film

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

The film might be watched at:

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