Hyderabad: Police said Monday’s bust of a call centre cheating people by offering personal loans was the first of its kind in the city. Such frauds are common in Delhi and the north, a police official said.
The police investigation was sparked by a complainant who stated that he had received a call during which the caller offered to provide a Rs 5 lakh loan from Mahindra Finance at low interest.
The caller obtained his Canara Bank account details and OTP number and fraudulently transferred Rs 32,000 from his bank account through PayU Just Dial e-commerce merchant.
A police official who investigated the case said, “Most of these people fell to the lure of a lower interest loan and got cheated. We are yet to nab the two culprits.”