Man who cheated Deloitte employee of Rs. 1L held

On 27 February, Venu was at an ATM to deposit Rs. 1 lakh when he was interrupted by a stranger who said that he was in urgent need of money. The stranger said the ATM was not working and asked for cash Rs. 1 lakh. He said he would pay back the amount online.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 March 2022 3:12 PM GMT
Man who cheated Deloitte employee of Rs. 1L held

Hyderabad: The north zone cyber crime team apprehended a person for cheating a Deloitte employee of Rs. 1 lakh.

The accused has been identified as I. Rama Rao. A case was registered against him on 1 March after he took Rs. 1 lakh from Venu Sripathi with the promise to return it. However, he did not pay back the money.

On 27 February, Venu was at an ATM to deposit Rs. 1 lakh when he was interrupted by a stranger who said that he was in urgent need of money. The stranger said the ATM was not working and asked for cash Rs. 1 lakh. He said he would pay back the amount online.

Venu trusted him and gave him the money along with his bank account details. While Venu got a message that the amount had been credited, when he checked his bank balance, he realised that the money had not been sent.

He immediately called the man and told him the amount had not been credited. The stranger then sent Venu his office identity card and payment confirmation screenshots through WhatsApp. The name on the card was I. Rama Rao. The man convinced Venu that he had made the payment but due to bank server issues, the money was delayed. He said the money will be credited later but it was not credited the next day, too.

Based on technical evidence, the police apprehended Rama Rao. The police learned that Rama Rao used to approach people who came to the ATM to deposit money and ask them for cash promising to transfer the money to their account. After taking the money, he showed them a fake message. Later, the victim checked their accounts and found the money had not been credited.

Earlier, Rama Rao was involved in 27 cases in Telangana and 15 in Andhra Pradesh.

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