Woman falls victim to cyber fraud: Fraudsters stole millions of rupees by posing as a customs officer

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Woman falls victim to cyber fraud: Fraudsters stole millions of rupees by posing as a customs officer

Yamuna Nagar: Cyber ​​thugs posing as customs officials cheated Bhagwati Colony resident Mamta Rani of Rs 1,00,000. The defendant committed the crime of defrauding the woman by threatening her with imprisonment if she did not pay the duty on the gift received from abroad. Following the victim’s complaint, the police opened a case and began searching for the accused. The cyber crime police are investigating the matter.

The message was received by Instagram ID

According to the information, Mamta Rani, a resident of Bhagwati Colony in Gandhi Nagar police station area, said in her complaint to the cyber crime police station that in June 2023, she received a message from an Instagram ID that her order was from abroad came. A call then came from an unknown number on his cell phone. The caller was a girl. She said that she would call the customs officer from Mumbai airport. He has received an order for two days. What’s stuck in customs. To accept this order you need to pay 25,000 rupees customs duty. They sent him an account number to deposit the customs money. Following the words of the accused, he deposited Rs 25,000 into this account on June 22.

Felt cheated after repeatedly asking for money

The victim’s wife said that the accused repeatedly asked her for money. The defendant emailed him and told him he would go to jail if he didn’t deposit the money. He didn’t give them the money saying he didn’t have it. Then he found out he was being scammed online. This is how cybercriminals cheated him of Rs 1,000 and Rs 12,000 by claiming that he had received a gift order from abroad. He complained about it online on the cybercrime portal. After the investigation, the Cyber ​​Crime Station police registered a case against an unknown person and took action.

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