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Loan fraudsters ensnared many through ads

New Delhi: The posters which are pasted on different walls regarding easy loan services or the social media posts regarding jobs may be a trap as the cyber cell of North Delhi has arrested two persons from Rohini, who used the same modus operandi to commit fraud. Police identified the accused as Raj Kumar (31) and Bablu Kumar (32).

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad told Millennium Post that the complainant alleged that he has been cheated for the tune of Rs 1.60 lakh on the pretext of tendering loan.

Investigators in the case told that accused used to print pamphlets regarding easy availability of loan and get them affixed in the walls of Delhi and NCR. They also used to publish the advertisement on social media.

"When innocent people call them, they cheated cash from them on the pretext of file charge. Later in the name of insurance, an advance deposit of EMI, GST and Service tax money were taken from the victims," police said.

Planned network

Investigators said that when any victim used to contact them, the accused used to take small amount of money from them. The accused also asked victim to open a fresh bank account where they will send the sanctioned loan amount.

"Later, they asked the victim to send passbook, cheque book and debit card of the new account to them. The person used to give fraudsters all the documents with the thought there is no money in the new account," police said.

The accused later gave the victim's cheque to another innocent person who was also in their trap.

"In the cheque, they wrote Rs five lakh and ask the other victim to pay money in the account for getting the loan sanctioned," police said.

The accused used to give victim's account number to another victim to dodge the police.

"They used to transfer the amount in the account of some other victim from whom they had already obtained his debit card. Later they withdraw the amount," added the investigator.

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