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2 Held For Duping Man Online For 49l | Vadodara News | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

VADODARA: The cybercrime police station of city police arrested two persons for cheating a man in the city to the tune of Rs 49.34 lakh after promising him returns of Rs 80.52 lakh. The accused had promised high returns for providing online ratings for tour packages.
Complainant Pratik Patel approached the cybercrime police station in March regarding the fraud. In his complaint, Patel stated that he was contacted on the Telegram messaging application by the accused. They offered him a job of providing ratings after opening an account on a website. While he got returns without any investments initially, they later started asking him for deposits for better returns.
Patel kept getting returns for some time, but these dried up after he invested large sums as directed by the accused. He was also removed from the Telegram channel and blocked. Realizing that he had been cheated Patel approached the police with details of payments made by him to various accounts. The police identified the accused after investigations and arrested Rahul Shaha and Raj Verma who were operating from Panvel in Maharashtra. Verma had opened a bank account in the name of Shubham Trading and gave its chequebook and other details to Shaha. He used to charge a commission for the transactions done in this account.
Shaha used to work as an agent who used to get bank account opened from persons like Verma for the racket. Cops are trying to identify the persons for whom Shaha worked and operated the racket.


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