Youngster cheated in Hyderabad

Victim contacted a person through an e-commercial site who introduced himself as an Army officer who wanted to sell a car and asked to deposit Rs 2 lakhs, says police

By Author  |  Published: 10th Jul 2020  8:41 pm

Hyderabad: A youngster was duped by fraudsters posing as Army personnel and promising to sell a used car on an e-commerce site.

According to the police, the victim from Madhapur saw an advertisement on the e-commerce site about a car for sale for Rs 2 lakh and called the contact number. An unidentified man answered the call and introduced himself as an Army official from Maharashtra and shared a vehicle’s pictures on WhatsApp.

“He first asked the victim to deposit Rs 2 lakh into his account for sending the car in the Army courier, which the latter did. Few days later, he received another call asking for more money,” police said.

The youngster got suspicious and approached the Cyberabad Cybercrime police who booked a case and took up investigation.


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