Instagram Scammer Arrested For Deceiving Victims With Fake Budget Hotel Bookings: Report

Edited By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: February 01, 2023, 10:53 IST

Increased internet usage has led to the rise in online scams across India. (Representational Image/Reuters)

Increased web utilization has led to the rise in on-line scams throughout India. (Representational Image/Reuters)

A person was defrauded of Rs 4,900 by a person providing discounted lodge rooms on Instagram. Here’s what transpired.

The Delhi Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for providing a deceitful scheme by which he promised budget-friendly lodge room bookings to unsuspecting victims and took cash from them. 

According to The Indian Express, a person alerted Delhi Police after being cheated out of Rs 4,900 by a person who promised to e-book a finances lodge room on the ITC Fortune Hotel in Madurai. The suspect had posted commercials on Instagram—claiming to supply discounted lodge room bookings at numerous locations.

“As the complainant had to visit Madurai, he contacted the accused person regarding booking a hotel in ITC Fortune Hotel in Madurai,” stated Guriqbal Sidhu, DCP – Rohini, New Delhi.

The sufferer did switch Rs 4,900 to the accused’s account. “Later the victim went to Madurai and came to know that no hotel room has been booked in his name,” Sidhu stated.

As per the report, a case of dishonest has been registered at Cyber Police Station, Rohini.

By following the path of monetary transactions, the police positioned the accused Yuvraj in Zirakpur, Chandigarh. Yuvraj confessed to creating bogus Instagram adverts, providing low cost lodge rooms, and deceiving others into sending cash to his account.

In one other news, a Mumbai girl was scammed of over Rs 4,00,000 by a consumer she met on Instagram. Posing as a overseas nationwide, the person promised her an iPhone and 20,000 Pounds, however the girl ended up shedding her cash to the fraudster within the type of ‘processing fees’ and miscellaneous costs. Mumbai Police has labeled the case as ‘gift fraud.’

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