Mumbai: Pupil tries to promote his cycle on-line, duped of Rs 39,000


A 21-year-old BMS scholar who tried to promote his cycle on OLX, an internet market, was tricked into transferring Rs 39,000 by two cyber-fraudsters, who impersonated Military officers.

The sufferer approached the Navghar police station in Bhayandar (East) on August 30 and lodged an FIR. He informed the police he had revealed an commercial on OLX on August 27 to promote his cycle. The following day, he acquired a cellphone name from one Anil Kumar who claimed he was an Military official.

The fraudster stated he was eager about shopping for the cycle and supplied to pay Rs 7,000 for it. The fraudster requested the sufferer to ship him his location, and stated he would ship somebody to select up the cycle. He additionally stated an Military card can be used to make the net fee, and his senior would name the coed to make the fee.

The second fraudster then referred to as posing because the senior Military official and stated he would make the fee by e-wallet. He requested the sufferer to ship Rs 2 by way of his UPI account to a Paytm e-wallet account and stated he would instantly obtain Rs 4. The sufferer despatched Rs 2 and shortly after acquired Rs 4.

After gaining the sufferer’s belief, the fraudster requested him to ship Rs 7,000 and in return he would get Rs 14,000. The sufferer despatched Rs 7,000 however didn’t get the cash again. The fraudster stated there was some technical situation and saved asking him to ship extra money, guaranteeing him he would get his a refund.

The sufferer ended up sending a complete of Rs 39,000, however the fraudster saved asking for extra money. The sufferer then realised he had been cheated and approached the native police.


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