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37 people duped on OLX by frauds using leaked Army, CISF Aadhaar Cards

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At least 37 people were allegedly duped on OLX, an online classified site, by fraudsters who used leaked soft copies of Aadhaar and ID cards of CISF and Army personnel, reported The Print. CISF and Army headquarters have received several calls and complaint emails — questioning the integrity of the men in uniform — accusing their personnel of duping potential customers on OLX. Most of the cases were reported from Rajasthan, a few of them took place in Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh as well, according to the report. An internal inquiry by CISF revealed that a constable himself was fooled when he paid Rs. 23,000 to buy an iPhone on OLX, but never received it. He had shared a copy of his Aadhaar card for the purchase. The constable later filed a complaint at Vakola Police station and Cyber City Police station at BKC in Mumbai. “It was found that the constable, who people had been cursing in mails, was himself a victim. He had shared his Aadhaar card with the seller, which was then misused,” said CISF officer to The Print. “When we made further inquiries, it was found that the scamsters have been using these ID papers, including the Aadhaar card of several defence personnel to dupe people online,” the officer added. In one case, a copy of the Aadhaar card of an Army personnel was leaked from a travel agent, according to the report. The defence ministry too was sounded after a complaint against an Army personnel,…

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