Online fraudsters claiming to be staffers of a Finance Ministry division cheated a Pune-based man of Rs 4.76 lakh, police stated.
The 46-year-old man, who resides in Bibvewadi, lodged the FIR on this case on the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station on Thursday.
The fraudsters known as the complainant over cellphone in January this yr, police stated. Claiming to be staffers of a Finance Ministry division in New Delhi, they informed the complainant that his father will obtain Rs 3,40,750 below a “Group Insurance Scheme”, police
To declare this insurance coverage money, the fraudsters requested the complainant to pay money into totally different financial institution accounts as varied sorts of fees, police stated.
Between January 22 and January 28, the complainant transferred Rs 4,74,300 into totally different financial institution accounts by means of on-line transactions as per the directions of the fraudsters, police stated.
When the complainant didn’t obtain any money promised by the fraudsters, he realised he had been cheated and approached the police.
The one that known as the complainant, in addition to the holders of the financial institution accounts during which the complainant transferred money, have been booked below sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Information Technology Act.