Man duped of Rs 2.3L in cyber fraud

Sakal Times
Sunday, 22 October 2017

According to Alankar police, the complainant Niranjan Aru, a resident of Kothrud came in contact with a woman on Facebook in March 2017 who communicated with him till September 28. The woman told him that she works as a purchase manager in Berthaox Agro Farm Ltd in Manchester and they regularly require herbal oil for manufacturing purpose

Pune: In yet another case of cyber fraud a 43-year-old man was duped of Rs 2.3 lakh on the pretext of offering a profit-sharing deal for purchasing herbal oil. A case in this regard was registered at Alankar police station.

According to Alankar police, the complainant Niranjan Aru, a resident of Kothrud came in contact with a woman on Facebook in March 2017 who communicated with him till September 28. The woman told him that she works as a purchase manager in Berthaox Agro Farm Ltd in Manchester and they regularly require herbal oil for manufacturing purpose. She offered him a contract on behalf of her company to purchase herbal oil in India. She gave the contact number of an oil company in India for buying the herbal oil and delivering it to her company. The complainant contacted the oil company and deposited the money in their account; but, he didn’t get any response from
them thereafter.

Vijay Kumar Shinde, Police Inspector, Alankar Police station, said, “The complainant deposited Rs 2.3 lakh in the account of the oil company; however, he was defrauded.”

An unknown accused has been booked under section 420 (cheating) of IPC and section 66 of the IT Act.

Recently, a Chinchwad-based businessman was duped of more than Rs 1 crore, after which two Nigerians were arrested by Cyber Crime Cell of Pune police.

 

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