Published On : Mon, Oct 1st, 2018

Online Fraud : Nagpur’s company ends up losing Rs 45 lakh

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Nagpur: In a dubious online trade, a Nagpur-based company has been duped of around Rs 44 lakh, allegedly by a Peru-based vendor. The fraud reportedly took place between August 1 and August 30, this year. Based on an application submitted by one of the employers of the company, Sadar Police Gulshan Tijare, have registered an offence of fraud after investigation. The company had ordered wood from this vendor.

The negotiations took place over e-mail. When the consignment was due to reach India, the company received an e-mail, supposedly from the id of the vendor in Peru.

The email also provided a bank account number in which the company transferred $58,000 for the consignment. However, days passed but the consignment did not reach India.

The company contacted the vendor who denied having received any payment and sending any e-mail about bank account. It later came to fore that the id from which the company had received the mail was slightly different from the original ID of the vendor. Cops will take help of cyber cell in the matter.