- Thousands of Bengalureans have lost from ₹ 10,000 up to ₹ 2.5 lakh via online transfers.
- Police have stated that it is the sheer carelessness of the buyers who do not do a background check of the seller before transferring the money.
Online fraudsters have been finding several innovative ways to rob common people off their money. The ideas are so innovative that films can be made on them. Now a group of online fraudsters have been conning innocent people who are looking to buy used cars. This has gone on to become a menace and is being referred to as the vehicle resale cum Bengaluru International Airport parking scam.
These conmen lure the buyers to buy second hand cars from websites like quikr.com and olx.com. Thousands of Bengalureans have lost from ₹ 10,000 up to ₹ 2.5 lakh via online transfers.
In 2016, apparently the CID Cybercrime police station received over 30 complaints inside the Commissionerate. Around 50 more complaints were lodged at the state CID headquarters as well.
In case you would want to know about the process in which these fraudsters con innocent people, here’s how they do it:
## Photos of cars are posted on olx or quikr at cheap rates with seller details.
## Seller mostly claims that he/she has left Bengaluru and has left the car parked at the Kempegowda International Airport parking.
## Then the victims are made to pay the pending airport parking fee through an online transfer. They are also promised that the sum will be deducted from the final amount.
## Common people looking to buy second hand cars from this fraudsters have ended up paying ₹ 10,000 up to ₹ 2.5 lakh as the pending parking fee before even having any clue that they are being cheated.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:01 PM