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Over 1,000 people cheated of crores of rupees in Ola scooter scam

In the india’s largest electric two-wheeler companies, 20 people have been arrested from different states for cheating more than 1,000 people of crores of rupees through fake website of Ola Electric. These accused have been arrested from Bengaluru in Karnataka, Gurugram in Haryana and Patna in Bihar.

This matter has been disclosed by the Cybercrime Division of Delhi Police. A complaint was lodged by a person in this regard early last month. Two people of this scam gang had created a fake website of Ola Electric in Bangalore to make people a victim of such people who wanted to buy the company’s e-scooter. After people uploaded their details on fake websites to buy e-scooters, their mobile numbers were given to gang members in other states. After this, the gang members used to call the victims from Bihar and Telangana asking them to transfer Rs 499 online for booking of e-scooters.

Police said the gang members then demanded Rs 60,000-70,000 from the victims for insurance and transportation of the scooter. In this case, the complainant stated that he had tried to book an Ola electric scooter through the company’s app but could not complete the process due to non-availability of finance option. After this, a person from Ola Electric called him and informed him about the offline process of buying the e-scooter. The victim received another call from the same person asking him to deposit Rs 499 to process the booking.

He deposited the amount through an app and a booking confirmation slip was sent to him. He then received an email about finance options. Thereafter the accused generated a link for a down payment of Rs 30,000 for them and the same was also paid by the complainant through the app. Another email was sent to him on behalf of the accused informing him that the sanctioned amount was Rs 72,000 and he would have to pay the rest. Apart from this, he was also asked to pay Rs 13,000 as transportation charges. This led the complainant to know about the fraud and thereafter he lodged a complaint with the police.

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