Man duped of Rs 3.76 lakh by Internet fraudsters

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Pune: A 28-year-old man was duped of Rs 3.76 lakh by fraudsters from Indore under the pretext of lucrative returns on investment in the share market. The complainant, who works as a cook with a restaurant, has lodged an FIR in this regard with Yerawada police station. 

A case has been registered against two unknown persons for offences under sections 419 (impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The incident took place between December 4 and 19 last year. 

Pune: A 28-year-old man was duped of Rs 3.76 lakh by fraudsters from Indore under the pretext of lucrative returns on investment in the share market. The complainant, who works as a cook with a restaurant, has lodged an FIR in this regard with Yerawada police station. 

A case has been registered against two unknown persons for offences under sections 419 (impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The incident took place between December 4 and 19 last year. 

“In the first week of December, I received a call from one Shivam from Vision Research Share Trading company based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He asked if I was interested in the share market. Based on the advice of their broker, I paid Rs 11,800 for opening a trading account. After payment on their website visionresearch.in, I received an Excel sheet on my WhatsApp number and it showed I will get a profit of Rs 4.95 lakh. Thinking that I will get more profit, I paid Rs 2.46 lakh more and then took Rs 1.3 lakh from my father, who is a retired government clerk and paid the amount to the company officials. When I asked them to send my profit money, they said that one of their executives will hand over the amount to me. However, nobody met me and when I called Shivam, he started avoiding me. After realising that I have been cheated, I lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell," the FIR in the case states.

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