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Ghaziabad man duped of Rs 10L in Ponzi scheme

Ghaziabad: In yet another Ponzi scheme surfaced in NCR region, a Ghaziabad-based man was allegedly duped with Rs 10 lakhs when the fraudsters lured him with lucrative profits and doubling the amount in just a few months.

As per reports, the victim identified as Manoj Bansal, a native of Raj Nagar area in Ghaziabad, has alleged 6 persons including a woman, whom he identified as Mayank Toodeja, his wife Swati (both are the mastermind), Kamal Singh, Managing director of the company, Pankaj Sharma, country head, LAL Chandra Gaur and Marketing head, Vikas Chaudhary, is duping him by investing in their company 'Top My Trip OPC limited' on the pretext of giving facilities in five star hotels.

Bansal alleged that the fraudsters offered him various investment schemes while the profits varied on the amount of investment.

The victim believed them and invested Rs 10 lakhs from his savings. For the first two months, he received returns as per he was promised.

However, when the company stopped crediting money into his account, he went to enquire them.

The victim also alleged that he was threatened by the accused persons who told him that they have earned over Rs 100 crores through this scheme and have paid Rs 10 crores to police as they share for staying quiet.

He also mentioned that the accused also shoot a video advertisement and the brand ambassador was Vijay Raaz, the Bollywood actor. The company has also spread the advertisement on YouTube, Pictures hall, FMs and many other places to endorse the product.

Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of police (City) said that an FIR has been registered against seven named and four unknown persons at Sihani Gate Police station under the section of 420 (punishment for cheating), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) of IPC.

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