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Pune: Woman who posted online advt for renting out apartment cheated of Rs 1.64 lakh

Police said the woman, a resident of Kalyani Nagar, had posted an advertisement on two real estate online portals. A person contacted the woman on her cell phone number, which she had posted along with the advertisement, on May 27.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: June 25, 2021 7:24:37 pm
Police said the complainant had posted an advertisement for renting out her apartment on online portals “No Broker” and “Magicbricks” online portals on May 27.

A 53-year-old woman who had posted an advertisement on real estate portals, seeking to rent out her apartment in Pune, was duped of Rs 1.64 lakh by an online fraudster who pretended to be a potential tenant.

Police said the woman, a resident of Kalyani Nagar, had posted an advertisement on two real estate online portals. A person contacted the woman on her cell phone number, which she had posted along with the advertisement, on May 27.

The person told the woman that he wanted her apartment on rent and was willing to pay the expected deposit and rent amount. He said he would transfer the money to her account through an online wallet.

The woman and her son then received some QR codes on their cell phones. Some time after they scanned these QR codes as per the instructions of the man, Rs 1.64 lakh was transferred from their bank accounts to some other accounts without their consent, through multiple online transactions.

After the woman filed an FIR, police booked the unidentified accused under Section 420 of IPC and sections of the IT Act.

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