After spotting an advertisement on Facebook between April 28, 2019, and May 26, 2022, a 51-year-old medical businessman was tricked out of Rs 10.58 lakh by a trickster who claimed to help establish an electric vehicle charging station.
According to authorities, Anil Kumar Rajani, a Shanti Nagar resident, saw an advertisement on Facebook for Electro EV Charging Point Company discussing the installation of car charging stations and provided his contact number.
After some time, Rajani received a WhatsApp message from a man claiming to be from the company. After delivering several PDFs about legal work through another person, the man handed Rajani an account number and asked him to contribute 10.58 lakh in instalments as legal fees, stamp duty, and transaction fees.
After some days, the man demanded 23.50 lakh more from Rajani as a discom fee and claimed the agreement will not happen without it.
Rajani got suspicious and demanded his money back. However, the accused did not pay the money back. Rajani then approached Shanti Nagar police station where a case of fraud was registered.