Twenty people have been arrested from different states for duping over 1,000 people of crores of rupees through the fake website of Ola Electric, one of the country’s biggest electric two-wheeler companies. These accused have been arrested from Bengaluru in Karnataka, Gurugram in Haryana and Patna in Bihar.
This matter has been disclosed by the Cybercrime Division of Delhi Police. A complaint was lodged in this regard by a person earlier last month. Two people of this scamming gang made people victims of such people by creating a fake website of Ola Electric in Bengaluru. company I wanted to buy an e-scooter. After people uploaded their details on fake websites to buy e-scooters, their mobile numbers were given to gang members in other states. After this, gang members used to call victims from Bihar and Telangana asking them to transfer Rs 499 online for booking e-scooters.
Police said the gang members then used to demand Rs 60,000-70,000 from the victims for insurance and transportation of the scooter. In this case, the complainant told that he had bought the Ola electric scooter through the company’s app. to book Tried to do it but could not complete the process due to non-availability of finance option. After this, a person from Ola Electric called him and informed him about the offline process of buying the e-scooter. The victim received another call from the same person asking him to deposit Rs 499 to process the booking.
He deposited the amount through an app and was sent a booking confirmation slip. He then received an email regarding finance options. Thereafter, the accused generated a link for her to make a down payment of Rs 30,000 and the same was also paid through the app on behalf of the complainant. He was again sent an email from the side of the accused informing him that the amount sanctioned was Rs 72,000 and he would have to pay the rest. Apart from this, he was also asked to pay Rs 13,000 as transportation charges. Due to this the complainant came to know about the fraud and thereafter he lodged a complaint with the police.