Man seeking petrol pump licence duped of 42 lakh

Published on Aug 09, 2022 01:18 AM IST

The complainant transferred total ₹42 lakh via multiple online transactions to bank accounts given by the fraudster. When they demanded more money, the complainant realised he has been duped and filed a complaint

A case has been registered against the thieves under the Fraud and Information Technology Act. The Chaturshringi police are investigating case. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
A case has been registered against the thieves under the Fraud and Information Technology Act. The Chaturshringi police are investigating case. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Online fraudsters duped a Pune-based businessman to the tune of 42 lakh on false assurances of providing him a licence to run a petrol pump

The accused have been identified as Irfan Amjali from West Bengal, Sharmila Kumari resident of Bihar and Rina Kumari resident of Mumbai.

According to the complainant, he was researching franchise options for a petrol pump on a reputed search engine and came across a link which directed him to the homepage that offered a fuel dispensing license of a well-known petroleum company.

In July, the complainant had filed online form on the website. Later the fraudster called him and informed that his application for a licence to operate a petrol pump had been approved by the company. After seeking documents including-pan card, Aadhar card, voter ID card the caller started demanding money.

The complainant transferred total 42 lakh via multiple online transactions to bank accounts given by the fraudster. When they demanded more money, the complainant realised he has been duped and filed a complaint.

A case has been registered against the thieves under the Fraud and Information Technology Act. The Chaturshringi police are investigating case.

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