Updated: August 16, 2021 10:54:16 pm
A 30-year-old man was cheated of Rs 15 lakh by alleged online fraudsters in the city recently.
An FIR in this case was registered at Wakad police station on Saturday under Indian Penal Code sections pertaining to impersonation, cheating, criminal breach of trust and relevant sections of Information Technology Act.
According to the FIR, the complainant, who works in an IT firm in Pune, was approached in December last year by people posing as executives of a company running bike sharing applications in various cities.
The suspects promised him returns of Rs 5.8 lakh on an investment of Rs 10,000 in six different bike sharing schemes over six months.
Luring him with bonuses and high returns, the complainant was persuaded to make transfers of Rs 14.96 lakh in 10 transactions between December and March, police said. The complainant stopped making the money transfers after he read a news report about a cheating scam using exactly the same modus operandi as in his case and on an identical pretext, police said
After making attempts to get the money back, the complainant approached the Pimpri-Chinchwad police recently, which registered the FIR after making a preliminary enquiry.
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