Over 1,000 duped in fake Ola website scam

20 people arrested in a scam targeted at people looking to buy the e-scooter online.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 16 Nov 2022 Views icon4624 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Delhi Police has held 20 people in connection with an elaborate online scam centred around the Ola electric scooter. This scam has allegedly duped over 1,000 people around India. The accused come from various parts of the country, including Patna, Bengaluru and Gurugram, according to reports.

The scam was pulled off through the creation of a fake Ola Electric website that was targeted at people looking to buy the e-scooter. Through this site, unwitting folks would first pay Rs 499 to book the scooter, and then would receive calls from the accused pretending to be Ola employees. These calls led to payments in the tens of thousands in the name of down payments, delivery charges, insurance and more. 

The scam came to light after an FIR was registered by the Delhi Cyber Police on the basis of a complaint that was received on October 7.

Until recently, Ola Electric scooters were sold solely via an online model and the company only recently decided to open physical experience centres.

Click here to watch our comparison review of the Ola S1 Pro vs the top electric scooters currently on sale in India.


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