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

Mumbai: Six duped by fraudster on pretext of reserving rooms by way 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 keeping 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 particular person after browsing on the stated web site and had paid cash for reserving within the lodge.

“When among the clients who had booked for the lodge rooms by way of the stated bogus web site had reached the lodge, they had been knowledgeable that they’d been duped because the web site and phone 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 cellular on which the victims had contacted. Thus far six victims have come ahead, however we suspect extra individuals may have been duped. Efforts are on the confirm the IP handle used to create the web site and the situation of the fraudulent cellular quantity.”The police have registered a case beneath sections 419 (dishonest by personation) and 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66C (id theft) and 66D (dishonest by personation through the use of laptop useful resource) of the Info Expertise Act. 

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