OLX ad: Man dupes Delhi woman of Rs 52,000 through Fake Text Message app

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New Delhi | Published: September 7, 2017 10:44:00 AM

The online world is a tricky business and so it has been proved in a recent case.

delhi woman, fake text message app, Rs 52,000 fraud, Delhi Police, Rishi Kapoor, Nisha Gajwani, Apple MacBook, Mayur Vihar, Android applications, Android phone, online application, net banking, NEFT fraudThe accused Rishi Kapoor accepted that he has deceived Gajwani, by offering to buy her Apple MacBook for Rs 52,000. (Photo: IE)

The online world is a tricky business and so it has been proved in a recent case. On Monday, the Delhi Police arrested a 24-year-old man who duped a woman of Rs 52,000 after downloading a “Fake Text Message” application on his Android phone. The accused who has been identified as Rishi Kapoor was involved in several fraud cases. The Rs 52,000 case came to light when the complainant, Nisha Gajwani approached the police and told them about her ordeal. The man had deceived Gajwani by showing her a fake message that the money he was supposed to pay her was debited from his account, according to Indian Express. The police arrested Kapoor from Mayur Vihar and recovered 10 debit/credit cards, an expensive wrist watch and a mobile phone from him.

During interrogation, Rishi Kapoor accepted that he has deceived Gajwani, by offering to buy her Apple MacBook for Rs 52,000. The complainant while talking about the whole case said, “He said he saw the ad I had put up to sell the laptop on OLX. I quoted the price I wanted and he agreed. When he came to my house for the purchase, he told me he was a third officer with a private airline and that his father was with Delhi Police.” She further added that she “did not suspect anything was amiss” since the accused had given his Aadhaar Card and PAN Card to her. “He told me he would transfer the money through NEFT, and showed me a message that the transaction has been made,” she said.

After Kapoor’s arrest, the police found out that he had also stolen from his former girlfriends, his driver and even his father, according to sources quoted by Indian Express. The police said that he was also wanted in several high-profile cases in Mumbai, and had duped several people at Mumbai airport by promising them jobs with a private airline. During the interrogation, it was also revealed that Kapoor dated a former model and lured her and two others to dupe people in and around the airport. A police officer was quoted saying, “His girlfriend and the others would dress up as airport staff and dupe people by promising them jobs with a private airline. They had duped 25-30 people of Rs 70 lakh.” He added, “While the woman was arrested by Mumbai Police, Kapoor was sent to a jail in Lucknow. When he got bail, he came to Delhi.”

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