Pune Residents Defrauded Of Rs 56 Crores In Last 4.5 Months; Check Some Cases Here

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Pune, 19th May 2023: Several cases of cyber criminals scamming people online of lakhs of rupees in different guises come to light these days. In these cases, the accused has defrauded 178 citizens of more than Rs 56 crore in the last 4.5 months in Pune alone.

A property was purchased by a person and his partner from Prabhat Road. As the person was burdened with a bank loan, they gave Rs three crore as an interest-free security deposit to the person from whom they purchased the property. However, the interest-free deposit of three crores was not returned. Shivajinagar police have registered a case against the suspects Kailas Garg and Pawan Garg.

In another case, five people took Rs one Crore 63 thousand from a person named Chandrakant Patel of Wanwadi saying that they will take illegal possession of the land and register it on 7/12. But they didn’t do any work. When Patel asked them for the money back, the accused then took out a pistol and threatened to kill him if the registered complaint was not withdrawn. In this case, Wanwadi police have registered a case against five persons.

In another case, a person launched a broker app to invest in the stock market. He took Rs 3.25 lakh online from Usman Karbhari and his family in Kondhwa by pretending that he would get a five per cent profit on the investment every day. But later the profits did not even return the principal. Koregaon Park Police has registered a case against unknown persons in this regard.

A digital marketing company named Target-G offers a job of online review to a 25-year-old boy named Akash from Market Yard. Accordingly, when asked to be paid for the work done, he was asked to buy some bitcoins from the website. For this, the young man paid Rs 2.55 lakh online. But after that there is no remuneration for the work and the money is also gone. Market Yard Police has registered a case in this regard.

Srinivas Ghadge, Deputy Commissioner of Police-Financial and Cyber Crime Branch Pune informed, “Citizens should not succumb to the lure of high interest on investments. Currently, there is a trend of cheating by sending fake links in the name of MSEB to pay the overdue electricity bill. Some are sent a link enticing a credit card or online purchase. Don’t click on those unknown links and pay. Bank account information should not be given to others. Preferably, bank mobile number and daily use mobile number should be different.”


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