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Chemical company in Mumbai cheated of Rs 11.48 lakh in online fraud

The accused used a fake email id of a ‘federal equipment company’ and got in touch with the representatives of Turbhe Chemical Private Limited.

mumbai Updated: Feb 10, 2018 00:36 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Farhan Shaikh
Hindustan Times
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The Chunabhatti police are investigating the case, where a chemical company in Chembur was cheated to the tune of Rs11.48 lakh in two weeks.

The accused used a fake email id of a ‘federal equipment company’ and got in touch with the representatives of Turbhe Chemical Private Limited.

According to the complainant Parvez Khan, the chemical company received a mail from the accused on January 18.

On the pretext of setting up a deal, the accused led the chemical company representatives into believing that it was a genuine account.

After exchange on emails between the fake id and chemical company, the accused got them to transfer money into his account.

The accused was in contact through the fake email id multiple times between January 18 and February 2, police said.

The Chunabhatti police have registered a case of cheating against unidentified person under sections of IPC and Information Technology Act.

Khan approached the police on Thursday.

According to preliminary investigation by the police, the accused was using a fake account apart from the fake email id to get the money wired from the chemical company.

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 00:36 IST