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Reference : Hindustan Times

A 44-year-antique guy from Pune turned into duped through someone who claimed to be interested in an internet commercial published through the sufferer to promote an air cooler.

A criticism turned into lodged through Paresh Mathur (44), a resident of Mohammadwadi place of Pune.

Mathur published a commercial on Olx with the intention to promote an air cooler. A guy is known as up Mathur around 10 am on March 29 and confirmed their hobby in shopping for the equipment.

The guy caller Mathur more than one instance and agreed to shop for the equipment earlier than sending him a QR code for free.

The caller requested Mathur to experiment with the QR code he had despatched and entire the transaction. When Mathur misplaced cash in place of receiving cash, the caller informed him that he's going to get a reimbursement of the amount, in keeping with the police.

The caller then despatched more than one QR code, and the complainant finished the fee on them all. Through more than one transaction, the complainant misplaced ₹2,80,000, in keeping with the police. The guy did now no longer display as much as acquire the cooler and stopped speaking with the complainant.

A case below Sections 419 (personation) and 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code together with Sections 66(c) and 66(d) of Information Technology Act turned into registered at Kondhwa police station withinside the matter. The case is being investigated by a police inspector (crime) Shabbir Sayyed of the Kondhwa police station.