THANE: A 51-year-old man seeking a loan was duped of Rs 1 crore by fraudsters who took the money on the pretext of getting the loan sanctioned. The man, who lives in Vasant Vihar, is vice-president of a pharmaceutical firm having its office at Wagle Estate.
In his complaint lodged at Chitalsar police station, the man has alleged that on June 26 last year he saw an advertisement about the loan being processed in 24 hours and several contact numbers mentioned there. He called up the number where a person identified himself as Sunil Chavan who told the caller to provide his income tax statement for three years with copies of his PAN and Aadhaar cards besides other documents which were to be sent on a WhatsApp number.
The loan-seeker did that and the accused told him to pay administration fees of Rs 1 lakh after which a loan of Rs 2 crore would be processed. The man was paid various amounts totalling Rs 14.1 lakh after which the person switched off his phone.
The man later approached a finance company for a loan and here he was made to pay Rs 87 lakh as various charges, but was duped once again.
No arrests have been made so far, the police said.



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