Cyber Fraudsters Dupe Bank Manager Of 15 Lakh, 4 Arrested | Surat News – Times of India

Surat: Cybercrime sleuths caught four persons on Tuesday for allegedly duping a bank manager for Rs 15.5 lakh. The accused offered three times more return against investment in the stock market in an advertisement on Facebook .
Lured by the advertisement, the complainant provided the advertisers with his details online. The accused then called the victim over phone and introduced himself as an employee of Dalal Street company that provides investment tips in stocks. Trusting the accused, the victim started making investment in future and options trades but suffered losses.
Police arrested Chetan Dhokiya, Hiren Dhokiya, Saurabh Dube and Anita Chovatiya who were operating the racket from their office in Varachha. Based on specific information, cops raided their premises and arrested all the accused.
The victim invested Rs 13 lakh going by the tips offered by the accused over phone and later the accused made him transfer Rs 2.5 lakh online. During investigation, the police recovered a total of Rs 34.24 lakh. Police are to investigate if more victims have been duped by the accused.
“The victim provided his contact details after reading the advertisement on the social media site. With a plan to earn more a fast buck, the victim got duped,” said the police.