Ahmedabad: A fake army officer offered to sell his two-wheeler to a Shahibaug resident through an online e-commerce portal and conned him out of Rs 35,110.
Dashrath Prajapati, 42, in his complaint said that, on March 28, his son Nishith came across a white two-wheeler that was up for sale for Rs 38,000 on an online marketplace. When Nishith called one of the numbers given in the listing, a man identifying himself as an army officer answered. After talking for a while, he even sent him photograph in an army uniform, an identity card and another document to prove he was an army man.
The price for the vehicle was fixed at Rs 35,000. The person asked Nishith to transfer the money to his account. Nishith sent Rs 35,110 and the person acknowledged the receipt of money. The fake army man said that the two-wheeler would reach him through Indian Army Transport. Then, he kept asking for more money. Realising they were being conned, the Prajapatis lodged a…

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