The Bengaluru techie had enrolled in a dating company and paid ₹2,000 as enrollment fees
The software engineer lodged a police complaint after losing ₹4.19 lakh
A techie was reportedly cheated of ₹4.19 lakh by a dating portal under the pretext of registering their firm with his company, police said here on Monday
The techie, in his complaint, said the "Dating Friendship and Telemarketing Company" approached him in December 2019 with this request. He agreed and was then asked pay ₹2,000 as enrollment fees, which he did.
Later, two women rang him up on December 20 and 31 to ask for more payments, totalling 4.19 lakh. However he grew suspicious when they rang him up a third time, demanding that he pay an additional ₹one lakh, following which he lodged a police complaint.
Bengaluru police said they have registered a case on January 24 against the portal and the two women employees. No one has been arrested so far, police said.