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Alwar-based man commits Rs 45,000 furniture fraud through Facebook

He allegedly duped a Salt Lake resident by promising to get wooden furniture delivered to his house

Snehal Sengupta | Published 19.12.21, 03:12 AM
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A 35-year-old man from Alwar in Rajasthan was arrested on Saturday for allegedly duping a Salt Lake resident of Rs 45,000 by promising to get wooden furniture delivered to his house.

Cops identified the arrested as Nitin Rajkumar.

Rajkumar had sent the complainant, Asit Biswas, a Facebook friend request, an officer of the Salt Lake cyber-crime police station said.

Biswas started chatting with Rajkumar and expressed his desire to buy furniture. “Hearing this, Rajkumar sent him a number ,” the officer said.

Through the number, Biswas got in touch with a person who identified himself as Navin Singh and claimed to run a business of manufacturing wooden furniture.

He sent Biswas photographs of furniture on WhatsApp and asked him to send Rs 45,000 to a mobile wallet.

“Biswas sent the money in three instalments but his furniture was not delivered, after which he lodged the complaint,” said the officer.

Cops traced Rajkumar through the number linked to the mobile wallet. Rajkumar was produced at a Rajasthan court that allowed a seven-day transit remand to the police.

Last updated on 19.12.21, 03:12 AM
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