Using the ruse of offering a loan of Rs. 10 lakh, a group of fraudsters duped a city-based businessman of Rs 20,000.
In his complaint to the Vidyaranyapura police on July 27, the victim, Chandrashekharan, said he received a call on his mobile from a woman identifying herself as Reshma, an executive from a private bank.
After enquiring about Chandrashekhar’s background, Reshma offered him a personal loan of Rs. 10 lakh and took his details, including his residential address, and said she would send one of the executive for further formalities.
Two days later, a man approached him asking him to submit photocopies of the required documents including his address proof, TIN number and five blank cheques duly signed by him.
He left assuring the businessman that it would take at least 15 days for the loan to be released.
After a few days, Chandrashekharan tried to call Reshma, but the number was out of reach. After trying a few times, Chandrashekharan on suspicion checked his account. To his shock, he found that Rs 20,000 had been deducted from his account. The fraudsters used one of his bank cheques to withdraw the money, the police said.