THANE: A 33-year-old Thane resident was duped of Rs 51,700 in an online fraud recently.
According to the police, the victim was in need of Rs 50 lakh. While browsing the internet, he came across a website of a finance company that was offering loans. Without finding anything amiss, the victim filled up the loan application form on July 31.
On August 1, he received a call from the accused, who identified himself as an executive from the finance firm. The accused asked for his Aadhar and Pan card details. The victim also paid him Rs 4,200 as processing fees. Besides this, the accused kept asking him to pay up certain amounts. After coughing up Rs 51,700, he told the accused that he would not pay anything more. However, the accused kept demanding money. The victim smelt a rat and lodged a complaint with the cops.