Mussoorie, September 20
A case of financial online fraud, where one person was duped of Rs 5,000 by a Noida-based Solar Technology Company, has come to light in Mussoorie.

The police said a class IV employee, Gagan Singh has registered a complaint against one Nityanand Kumar for duping him of Rs 5,000 for winning a competition by answering the questions given in the pamphlet distributed by his firm in local newspapers in Mussoorie few days back.
Gagan Singh was told that after answering the questions he should call the numbers given in the pamphlet to register him and if the answers were found correct he would win prizes in the form of vehicles of various denomination. Gagan Singh registered him in the competition by calling the numbers given in the pamphlet and was later told by Nityanand Kumar that he has won an Maruti Alto car and he should deposit Rs 5,000 at the given account number as registration charges in order to receive the prize he had won. Nityanand also gave an address of the website owned by Solar Technology, Noida to Gagan Singh to gain trust.
Gagan Singh fell in the trap and deposited Rs 5,000 at the account number of Punjab National Bank account number 17380001000522980. When he received no reply he called Nityanand once again to enquire about his prize yesterday night, but was told to deposit Rs 2,000 once again. Gagan became suspicious of the deal and informed the police about the whole matter today by filing a complaint against the alleged fraudsters in Mussoorie.
When contacted the Marketing Manager of the Solar Technology Private Limited Ranjit Singh said they had no such policy of running a competition and announcing prizes and it looks as if some persons were trying to defame their firm by entering into online fraud.
When contacted SSI, RP Sati, said the case of fraud had been registered on the complaint of Gagan Singh and prima facie it looks as if a gang of online fraud was active in the area. The police also enquired at the phone number given in the pamphlet and received the reply that Gagan Singh will have to Pay Rs 2,000 to receive the Alto car which he won by answering the pamphlet. He further said the directions were given to freeze the account in which the sum was deposited and further investigation had been initiated. 

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