New Delhi, Sep 16, 2020: Delhi Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly duping over 2,500 people on the pretext of getting them mobile phones on EMI through fake websites. He was arrested from Ghaziabad, the police said on Wednesday.
The man, who has been identified as Jitender Singh, disclosed to the police that he along with his associates - Praveen Kumar and Rajat Shukla - indulged in defrauding people by offering them to provide mobile phones on easy monthly installments.
However, after taking a small amount as down payment from them, they would vanish, the man told police. According to the police, Singh confessed to have duped over 2,500 people across the country this way. The police said that efforts are being made to trace Singh’s associates Kumar and Shukla.
The matter came to notice when a probe was initiated on January 9 on the complaint of one Irfan Pathan, who alleged that in December last year, he wanted to buy a mobile phone and came across a website -- www.Mobilityworld.In -- which offered them on EMIs at cheap rates, the police said.
In order to make a purchase, he was asked to deposit Rs 1,499 by Virtual Private Address (VPA) ’’paymobile@upi’’. He was then contacted by the ‘executives’ of the website who asked him to deposit further money for getting the mobile phone delivered.