A 60-year-old jeweler was fraudulently assigned a Rs 10.5 lakh loan on his credit card by an unidentified woman. After learning of the cheating, he immediately went to Dahisar police and registered a case.
The investigation revealed that a woman, who contacted him for a loan in April, had duped him. She was convicted under the relevant articles of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.
The complainant had received a call from a woman who identified herself as an employee of a private bank and asked her if he wanted a loan. While the complainant refused, Rs 2 lakh was credited to his account shortly after. The complainant immediately alerted the bank’s caller, who identified himself as Ifra, and told him he wanted to return the money.
She told him that to return the money he would have to use online banking and asked for his credit card details, PIN and password. Since the man did not need a loan, he shared the details and forgot about it.
On October 20, the complainant received a call from the bank asking him to repay the overdue loan taken from his credit card to the tune of Rs 8 lakh. The complainant was shocked not to receive any messages, later revealing that the Ifra number was registered as an official number.
The complainant contacted Ifra and inquired about it, to which she accepted that she had taken out a loan of Rs 10.5 lakh on the victim’s credit card. Realizing that he had been duped, the complainant approached the police and filed a complaint.
Posted on: Monday October 25, 2021 6:39 am IST