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The daughter of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly fell prey to an online scam recently.
Police sources stated that Harshita Kejriwal allegedly lost Rs 34,000 to a fraudster while trying to sell a second-hand sofa set on the popular e-commerce website OLX.
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us,” Stephen King’s quote tells the story of Harshita.
Fortunately for her, she was not fooled thrice.
According to police, Harshita had listed a used sofa on the online platform.
Approached by a man who had shown interest in making the purchase, they completed the deal, and the man transferred a small amount into her account to establish authenticity.
Later, he sent a QR code and asked her to scan it to receive the amount fixed under the deal, but Rs 20,000 got deducted from her account when she scanned the code.
When she inquired about it, the man claimed to have mistakenly sent the wrong QR code and sent another link to her asking her to follow the same procedure.
When she scanned the code, she lost another Rs 14,000.
After realising that he had duped her, she approached the Civil Lines police station and filed a complaint.
Based on her complaint, police registered a case of cheating and began a search for the accused person.
“Based on the complaint received, we have registered an FIR under the relevant sections of the IPC. An investigation has been initiated, and we are trying to trace the suspect,” a senior police officer said.
(Edited by Mandeep Joshi)