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Bhubaneswar Engineer Falls Prey To Online Fraudsters for Buying Liquor

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Bhubaneswar: A software engineer in the Odisha capital was allegedly duped of Rs 80,000 by a fraud liquor home delivery service provider.

In his complaint lodged at Chandrasekharpur police station, the engineer claimed that he had ordered for wine on a website following which Rs 80,000 was debited from his bank account. However, he never received the order. Investigation is underway.

A day after allowing liquor home delivery through existing ON and OFF shops, the Odisha government on May 26 had cautioned people against falling into the trap of fraudsters using the social media for receiving orders.

A Bhubaneswar resident had then lodged a complaint with the police alleging that he was duped of around Rs 1 lakh after placing order for home delivery of liquor on a social networking site. A case was registered in this regard at Mancheswar police station.

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