The duo, on the pretext of taking his flat on rent, duped him to the tune of Rs 41,250 minutes after he shared his debit card and digital wallet details with them between March 15 and 18, this year.
Assistant inspector Deepak Barge said,“The retired army officer from a housing society in Kondhwa had posted an advertisement on the real estate app offering his flat on rent for Rs 18,000 per month in March. A fraudster from Uttarakhand after reading the advertisement called the officer and expressed interest in taking his flat on rent. The suspect lured him to share his debit card details including the PIN.”
The officer filed a complaint application with the cybercrime police who conducted preliminary inquiry and transferred the application to the Kondhwa police for action. An FIR for cheating and forgery was filed on Sunday under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act, Barge added.