Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, Could 5
Round 5 individuals fell prey to faux messages circulating on the social media concerning residence supply of liquor in Chandigarh throughout the curfew and misplaced cash paid as advance to buy liquor.
The police stated they acquired round 10 complaints. Of this, a majority of the folks didn’t pay the cash. In one of many incidents, Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Sector 39, misplaced Rs 28,965 to the fraud.
The police stated Kumar noticed a Fb put up concerning residence supply of liquor from a retailer in Sector 22. The put up had pics of a liquor vend with wine bottles and a cell quantity.
The sufferer, unaware of the truth that it was a lure laid by some swindler, known as on the cell quantity and positioned the order on April 25. The police stated the sufferer was requested to make the cost prematurely, which he did. Later, the sufferer realised that he had been duped.
The police stated some others metropolis residents have been additionally duped in the same method. Nonetheless, the cash misplaced by them was comparatively low.
“Others misplaced quantity ranging between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,500,” sources stated.
A police official stated for the reason that liquor shops weren’t allowed to open throughout the curfew, folks bought lured on understanding about residence supply of liquor and fell into the lure.
The Cyber Crime investigation cell has recieved round 12 complaints. Nonetheless, everybody didn’t lose the cash.
“They have been requested to pay advance, which they didn’t. Therefore, they saved themselves from getting duped. Nonetheless, they reported the matter to us,” stated a police official.
Cellular numbers and checking account numbers through which the cash was transferred have been discovered to be of Odisha and West Bengal.
The police have registered a case of dishonest and the IT Act towards an unknown particular person on the criticism of Sanjeev and initiated an investigation.
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