New Delhi: A man was allegedly duped of nearly Rs 2 lakh while ordering wine to be delivered to his home in Gurugram, police said on Saturday.
According to a report by news agency PTI, Chandrakant Takkar, a resident of Emerald Floor Premier in sector 65, called on the number of Jagadish wine shop that he found on the internet.
“The user of that phone number introduced himself as if he was talking from the wine shop and by the way of impersonation induced me to send him Rs 50 for billing. Later he took my credit card details and duped me of Rs 1,91,362. He could not be contacted again,” PTI quoted Takkar as saying.
He further said that after making him wait for long time, the person neither delivered the liquor nor returned his money, following which he registered a police complaint.
Police said an FIR has been registered against the unknown fraudsters under Sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at a cyber crime police station.
“We have put the mobile number used in fraud on surveillance and are investigating. The accused will be nabbed as earliest possible,” ASI Manjeet Dalal, the investigating officer, said.
In a similar incident earlier this year, a woman IAS officer was allegedly duped of around Rs 2 lakhs on the pretext of home delivery of liquor in Gurugram.
According to a police complaint filed by Zohra Chatterji (retired IAS), a resident of Sushant Lok, the incident took place on July 23 when she was busy in the arrangements of a party.
In the evening around 6 pm, Chatterji had made an online order of liquor through website of a wine shop.
After sharing her credit card details, the amount was debited from her account.