A group of fraudsters allegedly duped a man of 50,000 after he rose to the bait of a newspaper advertisement.
Dashmesh Nagar, a resident of Gill Road, told cops at the Shimlapuri police station that Swift Tour Services published an advertisement in a vernacular daily calling for invitations for tour agents last year.
He said he called on the number given in the advertisement and that a person on the other side of the line told him he will be paid `30,000 as commission for introducing customers to the company.
Nagar was allegedly asked to deposit Rs 50,000, besides a copy of passport and other documents to register him as an agent of the company.
The alleged victim told police that on November 10, 2014, he received a call from the accused who told him to deposit Rs 8,000 in a bank account and handover the rest (`42,000) to an employee on November 24, 2014.
The fraudsters later told Nagar to come to the office to complete the other formalities.
However, upon reaching the address, Nagar said, he found that the no such agency existed.
Inspector Balwinder Singh, SHO Shimlapuri, said the police will register a case after investigating the matter.