47-year-old duped of `2.18L on OLX website

Sakal Times
Saturday, 3 March 2018

Pune: A 47-year-old man was duped of Rs 2.18 lakh by a trickster on the pretext of giving him possession of a car from Pune airport. The car was brought by him through e-commerce website OLX.

A complaint about the fraud was registered at Bharti Vidyapeeth police station by the complainant Manoj Mutha, a resident of Bibvewadi on Friday.  

Pune: A 47-year-old man was duped of Rs 2.18 lakh by a trickster on the pretext of giving him possession of a car from Pune airport. The car was brought by him through e-commerce website OLX.

A complaint about the fraud was registered at Bharti Vidyapeeth police station by the complainant Manoj Mutha, a resident of Bibvewadi on Friday.  

According to the police, the complainant was interested in buying a four-wheeler which he saw on OLX. For the first time, he contacted the unknown fraudster who posted the advertisement regarding the car on February 13. He contacted the fraudster on three different numbers and was told by him to collect the vehicle from the cargo at Pune airport.

The police said that the trickster on the pretext of delivering the car through cargo duped the complainant of Rs 2.18 lakh. He made the complainant to transfer the amount through two transactions into his bank account. However, after the transfer was made into his account, the fraudster stopped receiving calls made by the 
complainant.

The police have registered a case under various sections of IPC. 

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