Hyderabad: A 42-year-old fraudster who floated a fake company and cheated people by taking money in return for providing holiday packages was arrested by the central crime station (CCS) police on Friday.
About 20 victims approached the CCS police. Investigation officials suspect that there could be more victims.
The matter came to light on November 19 last year after a woman, Ganga Bhavani, approached the CCS police. Police identified the accused as Vikram Shukla who floated a fake company, LandMark Infra Services. He hired marketing executives and agents to secure clients. The agents lured customers by offering inexpensive holiday packages. After collecting money from them, the accused disappeared.
Inspector M. Srinivasa Rao of the White Collar Offence (WCO) Team I of CCS. told Deccan Chronicle: “The accused used to collect phone numbers of people from different marts and super markets in the city. They would tell them they had won a lucky draw and asked them to collect their prize at a hotel. Once there, the victims were lured with attractive offers like land at low rates.”
Once the victims fell for it, the gang would milk them for more money. Shukla opened an office in Himayatnagar and later shifted to Banjara Hills and theh Boduppal. He used to collect money through a e-PoS only....