A 31-year-old man from the Law Garden area of Ahmedabad, who runs a shop selling and buying second-hand cellphones, filed a complaint with Cybercrime police stating that an unknown man cheated him by selling two smartphones on which he did not pay the EMI.
After the phones were sold to a trader from Mumbai, they got locked as the old owner had defaulted in EMI payments.
Sagar Rathod, a resident of Hariom Tower near Swati restaurant near Law Garden, said in his FIR that he runs a shop selling and buying cellphones from Janpath Complex on Ashram Road.
In February 2021, an unknown man came to Rathod’s shop and said that he had two smartphones having values of Rs 43,300 and Rs 43,500 respectively. Rathod said that he had paid Rs 86,800 to that man who claimed that he had bought the two phones from an e-commerce portal during an offer.
Rathod sold the two phones to one of his clients from Mumbai. After around a month, that client called up Rathod and told him that the screens of both the cellphones had got locked and screens have been showing messages on paying the money first.
When Rathod enquired into the matter, he found that the person who sold the cellphones to him, did not pay the EMI of those smartphones due to which they got locked. Many times, sellers of smartphones lock the phone screens using a remote device controller app in case of default in EMI payments.
Rathod filed a complaint of breach of trust and cheating under IPC along with the Information Technology act against an unknown person.
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