Techie held for e-fraud in Delhi
NEW DELHI: A web designer has been arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi police on charges of cheating people on the pretext of selling mobile phones to them through an online shopping website.
The EOW recently received a complaint from Pankaj Sharma, a resident of Dilshad Colony, alleging that he paid Rs. 21,251 to a person through credit card for a mobile phone that he won in an auction on the shopping website eBay.com but never got it.
Pankaj contacted the website officials who informed him that the person with whom he had struck the deal had opened an account with the site in the name of Amit Bhardwaj. When contacted, Amit told him that someone had misused his name to cheat him. The victim then got a case registered at the Seemapuri police station.
Investigations revealed that the person who had opened an account in Amit’s name had received the payments from at least three persons, two from Mumbai, through the shopping website using an account opened in the Saket branch of UTI Bank. The police obtained the IGNOU Road address of the company but found its office locked. Enquiries from its owner revealed that one Tarang Bhargava had taken it on rent. The new company office was traced to Rose Apartment on IGNOU Road and Tarang was arrested.
During interrogation, Tarang Bhargava disclosed that after his schooling he did a web-designing course and set up his company in 2005. To make a quick buck, he allegedly started cheating people in the name of selling them mobile phones through the online shopping website.
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