Chandigarh: Man loses Rs 4.8 lakh in ‘phone number’ fraud | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: A resident of the city has lost Rs 4.83 lakh in a fraud by switching to premium mobile numbers. The cyber cell UT police have booked an unidentified defendant for the crime and have begun looking into accounts the money was transferred to by the victim, Harish Goyal, a 58-year-old resident of Sector 28. No arrests have been made. has been carried out in the case so far.
In his complaint to the cybercell, Goyal says he received a call from his friend Sunil Goyal from Delhi and during the chat, the latter introduced him to a person for Airtel’s platinum premium mobile numbers. Sunil Gupta also shared the phone number of a Aditya Jain with the plaintiff. Later, Aditya introduced himself as a senior Airtel executive and offered the complainant some premium rate numbers.
The plaintiff alleged that Aditya issued an invoice of Rs 2.74 lakh for three numbers on July 2, after which Goyal transferred the said amount to the account provided by the defendant. Aditya offered two other numbers for Rs 2.08 laks and provided a different bank account to transfer the money.
After two days, when the numbers were not active, the complainant called Aditya, but he did not answer his calls. Subsequently, Goyal filed a complaint with the police station of the sector 17 cybercell.

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