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Cyber fraudsters created fake website of a hotel in Mumbai, swindled money in name of bookings

The hotel is located on the P D’Mello Road and has a website with all details and photos of rooms

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New Delhi, January 5

A group of cyber-fraudsters created a fake website of a hotel in South Mumbai and gave their phone numbers on it to dupe customers who would call to book a hotel room by asking them for an advanced payment. 

The hotel is a three star hotel, located on the P D’Mello Road and has a total of 76 rooms. The hotel also has a website with all details and photos of rooms. 

The hotel management learnt about the fraud when one of their regular customers called them and informed them that there is a fake website of their hotel on the internet made by cyber-fraudsters.

The hotel authorities lodged an FIR with police on January 4.

The police added that the fraudsters had given three mobile numbers on the fake website. The manager called on one of the mobile numbers and a fraudster impersonating as one Shahid Shaikh said he was speaking from the hotel in Mumbai. 

The fraudster said he can book a hotel room after making an advanced payment and gave details of their bank account. The manager took all the details from him and has handed over to the police, officials stated. 

The police have taken help of the cybercrime cell to track down the accused who created this website and are suspected to have even looted money from customers in the name of hotel booking. 




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