Online scammers cheat Panchkula man out of Rs 75,000 on pretense of providing personal loan

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Highlights

  • The plaintiff, identified as Rakesh Kumar, applied for a personal loan of Rs 2 lakh from a finance company.
  • The complainant, after a few days, received a call from a person who transferred money to him under the pretext of granting him a loan.

Chandīgarh: A resident of Panchkula complained that cyber crooks defrauded him of Rs 75,000 on the pretext of granting him a personal loan.

In February last year, the plaintiff, identified as Rakesh Kumar, applied for a personal loan worth Rs 2 lakh from a finance company. On February 22, 2021, he received a call from a man who identified himself as Sanjeev Kumar. The caller asked Rakesh to pay via Paytm Rs 5,500 as filing fee. Rakesh transferred the amount to an SBI bank account, the details of which were shared by the fraudster.

Later, the plaintiff was asked to deposit an amount of Rs 17,600 in the same bank account after being informed that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had inquired regarding the disbursement of the loan amount. After that, the scammers asked the plaintiff to transfer Rs 17,728 claiming that this amount would be returned with the loan, according to a report by The Times of India.

the YOU The report further states that the cheaters send a fraudulent agreement letter to the complainant on WhatsApp and ask him to transfer 10,000 rupees as customs duty to another bank account. The plaintiff paid Rs 17,800 more as loan clearance fees. As the defendant kept yearning for more money, the plaintiff realized he had been defrauded.

It comes months after three gang members were arrested by the Delhi Police Cyber ​​Cell for allegedly tricking internet users into sending fake pop-up notifications. Police said they asked netizens to pay a fine claiming they had viewed illegal pornographic content.

Those arrested were identified as Ram Kumar Selvam, Gabrial James and B Dhinushanth. The three operated at the behest of their Cambodia-based mastermind, identified as B Chanderkant. Cyber ​​Cell launched an investigation after some social media users reported receiving police notices for watching pornography and being asked to pay a fine of Rs 3,000.

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