One held for cheating people by luring them to buy mobile phones at discounted rates

Updated: Aug 18 2022 7:40PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) A 31-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of offering them expensive mobile phones for sale at discounted rates through online advertisements, police said on Thursday.

The accused, Anurag Katiyar, hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, they said. Katiyar used to introduce himself as a government official in order to win the trust of his prospective targets, police said.

He would avail loans to buy expensive phones and then sell it to his targets without telling them about the due EMIs.