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3 lured by $5m offer from ‘cancer patient’

BENGALURU: Replying to an e mail from a stranger who posed as a cancer-afflicted widow dwelling in Scotland proved pricey for 3 pals operating in a private company at Mahadevapura. The trio lost Rs three lakh to advance-fee scamsters just lately.
Mahadevapura police said the sufferers filed a grievance towards two unknown individuals on February 27, two months when they realized they had been cheated by way of the group. An advance-fee rip-off comes to promising the victim a vital percentage of a huge quantity in go back for a small up-front fee, which the conmen require to get the large sum.

Kumar B, a resident of Mahadevapura and personal company employee, received an e mail from [email protected] in the first week of December 2018. The sender known herself as Lucy Adam, a widow affected by most cancers. Lucy said she were knowledgeable by way of her physician that she would die soon.

“My husband had transferred his $four.8 million to my account in Royal Scotland Bank and I'm going to die soon. So, I have made up our minds to transfer my money to you,” the e-mail learn. The sender additionally said that Dominic Ashwith in Delhi would lend a hand Kumar to get her money transferred to his checking account.

An excited Kumar responded to the e-mail, shared his checking account details. Kumar additionally knowledgeable his colleagues Yaikhom Rebanta Singh and Roopa Anchinamane concerning the building.

Kumar received a phone call on December 9, 2018 and the caller offered himself as Dominic Ashwith, a high commissioner in Delhi, who asked Kumar to deposit money into various financial institution accounts in the identify of various charges. Kumar paid round Rs three lakh with the assistance of the 2 pals until December 19, 2018. Later, he found that the cellular quantity, from which Dominic known as him, remained switched off.

“Kumar and his pals realised they had been cheated. We have registered a case and served notices to the banks involved to furnish details about the purchasers to whom the victim had transferred the money,” a police officer said.

Police have asked the public now not to respond to any emails/messages providing finances from international international locations.

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