Kundapur, Nov 27, 2018: A woman was cheated of Rs. 7.75 lakh after she applied online with regard to starting an Ayurveda dispensary of an Ayurveda company.
According to the Cyber, Economics and Narcotics (CEN) wing of the police, Anuradha Holla, a resident of Koteshwar, had seen an advertisement and applied for it online as she wanted to start an Ayurveda dispensary on August 9, 2018. She was contacted after two days on her mobile phone and told to send her scanned copies of her Aadhaar, PAN, and EPIC along with her photograph.
Later, on August 13, she was asked to deposit Rs. 50,000 for registration, which she sent to an account in a nationalized bank at Haridwar. She received a call on September 1 to pay a security deposit of Rs. 2.3 lakh to the same branch, which she did.
Then she received another call to deposit Rs. 2.5 lakh for purchase of Ayurveda products on September 12; another call on October 15 for security deposit of Rs. 1.1 lakh for yoga training; then a call on October 26 for depositing Rs. 80,000 for VAT, and a call on October 30 for depositing Rs. 55,000, which she did, in accounts of other banks.
Later, when she tried contacting those who had called her, there was no response.
She realised she had been cheated and registered a case at the CEN police station.