Fraud dupes gym owner of ₹1.75 lakh by promising supplements at low rates
MUMBAI: A gym owner was allegedly duped of ₹1
MUMBAI: A gym owner was allegedly duped of ₹1.75 lakh by a fraud on the pretext of getting protein supplements at low rates.
According to the MIDC police in Andheri East, the complainant, Iqbal Sayyad, 36, works as deputy general manager with Reliance Mumbai Metro and also runs a gym in Shanti Nagar area in Andheri East.
The police said a person identified as Sanjay Singh met Sayyad via social media on March 8. Singh told Sayyad he runs a company called Nutrition Hub that supplies nutrition supplements.
Sayyad then told him that he will pay 50% now and the rest after getting delivery to which Singh agreed and accordingly on March 13, the gym owner paid ₹75,000 to Singh and placed an order for supplements worth ₹1,06,000.
Singh told the complainant that the order will reach him in the next few days and even gave him a courier tracking identification.
“When Sayyad tracked the courier, he found it was almost reaching him. Meanwhile, the accused again convinced him to place another order worth ₹2.37 lakh for which he took ₹1,00,000 as advance,” a police officer said.
Sayyad received a parcel and he was surprised to find one bottle of supplements worth ₹1,000. “When Sayyad questioned Singh about it, the accused told him that he had sent another parcel to him and asked him to make the remaining payment to get the correct parcels,” a police officer said.
However, when the complainant demanded his money back, the accused switched off his phone, prompting him to report the incident to the police.
A case was registered against an unidentified person.