Raipur: In a bizarre instance of online fraud, a man has been duped of Rs 1.30 lakh by unidentified fraud on pretext of Rs 5 lakh loan from a private finance company. Urla police is now investigating the matter further.
According to police, complainant Sambhu Yadav received a call from telephone number 62893-52944 wherein the caller introduced himself as an executive from Bajaj Finance Company and told Sambhu that he has been sanctioned a loan of Rs 5 lakh by the company for being a longstanding customer. Saying so, he asked Sambhu to fill a form online over the mobile phone itself.
Not suspecting the caller at all, Sambhu filled in all details sought in that online form. This turned out to a great mistake as the caller used those data for siphoning online Rs 1.30 lakh from Sambhu’s bank account. The fraud came to light to only after couple of days when Sambhu received SMS regarding withdrawal of the amount from his bank account.
After confirming the withdrawal of amount from his bank, Sambhu lodged a complaint in Urla police station about the fraud following which police have registered an offence under Section 420 IPC against the holder of the above mentioned phone number and is now investigating the matter further.