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Six duped by fraudster on pretext of reserving rooms by means of bogus lodge web site


Mumbai: Six duped by fraudster on pretext of reserving rooms by means of bogus lodge web site | Picture by JUNO KWON from Pixabay

At the very least six individuals have been duped to the tune of a number of lakhs by a fraudster who had created a bogus web site of a three-star lodge in Vile Parle (east) and accepted cash from them on the pretext of giving bookings. When the victims reached the lodge they learnt that they’d been duped as their bookings weren’t there on the lodge.

In accordance with the Vile Parle police, a fraudster had created a bogus web site of a lodge in Vile Parle and had additionally put up his contact quantity on the stated web site. Unsuspecting clients had contacted the stated individual after browsing on the stated web site and had paid cash for reserving within the lodge.

“When a few of the clients who had booked for the lodge rooms by means of the stated bogus web site had reached the lodge, they have been knowledgeable that they’d been duped because the web site and speak to quantity was not of the lodge. The matter was then reported to the police,” stated a police officer.He added, “We’ve got received the bogus web site particulars and the quantity cell on which the victims had contacted. Up to now six victims have come ahead, however we suspect extra individuals may have been duped. Efforts are on the confirm the IP tackle used to create the web site and the placement of the fraudulent cell quantity.”The police have registered a case underneath sections 419 (dishonest by personation) and 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66C (identification theft) and 66D (dishonest by personation by utilizing pc useful resource) of the Info Expertise Act. 

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