Over 1000 Duped Of Crores In Ola Scooty Scam, 20 Held

Over 1000 Duped Of Crores In Ola Scooty Scam, 20 Held
Over 1000 Duped Of Crores In Ola Scooty Scam, 20 Held

Delhi [India]: A pan India gang involved in an online Ola Electric Scooty Scam was busted in Delhi today.

20 members of the Gang were arrested from various parts of the country including Karnataka’s Bengaluru, Haryana’s Gurugram and Bihar’s Patna, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Devesh Mahla said on Monday.

The DCP said that the gang had duped over 1,000 persons of crores of rupees in the name of selling them electric scooty online.

The gang was busted after a thorough investigation on back of an FIR filed against the operatives on October 8.

A case of cheating under section 420 of IPC has been registered by the cyber police station.

The modus operandi, the police say, was simple.

Two persons in Bengaluru designed a fake website of Ola scooter.

The gang targeted gullible people who organically searched for Ola scooters and wanted to know more about it through the website.

On sharing details on the website, they would promptly get a call to deposit Rs. 499/- as booking amount.

Later, the gang members would further ask the victims to transfer Rs. 60,000 to 70,000 in the name of insurance and transportation charges of the scooty.

The complainant in his complaint said that he tried to book Ola electric via the Ola app on Sept 26. However, as he was looking to finance it, he was unable to complete the booking process.

On the same day, he received a call from Ola electric scooter. The person described the offline process to him.

Next day, he received another call from same person and informed him about the booking process, the cost of which was Rs. 499. He paid that amount via PayU app and in return received a booking receipt.

Next day, he received an email detailing all finance options and as per his suggestion, the complainant decided to go with Ola money for finance.

He then generated a down payment link of Rs. 30,000 which was received via PayU app on WhatsApp.

As per finance plan, the complainant agreed to pay Rs. 30,000 as down payment and the rest amount in estimated monthly instalments (EMIs), he added.

The complainant further stated that he got an email where the sanctioned amount was shown as Rs. 72,000 and the rest was required to be paid by him.

After getting the email, he talked to that person again, who suggested him to pay the rest amount.

At this, the complainant agreed to pay the same and asked him to start the process.

Subsequently, he called the complainant and told him that he would be dispatched the scooter on that day itself but asked him to pay the remaining amount plus Rs 13,000 delivery charges.

The cyber crime cell initiated the probe into the case after getting the complaint and busted the gang.


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