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