Man, 67, Duped Of `7l In Online Fraud | Trichy News

Trichy: A senior citizen from Somarasampettai in Trichy lost 7 lakh to unidentified online frauds.
According to police, the victim, Nirmal Kumar, 67, who was running a lathe workshop, received a text message in his mobile phone stating that he had owed Rs 3.60 crore as per the annual reward scheme of Samsung company.
As stated in the message, Nirmal Kumar contacted the mobile number mentioned in the message and sent his personal details and a copy of ID proof, and bank account details.
After securing the details, the person who contacted Nirmal Kumar asked him to send money as a registration fee for the Reserve Bank of India and a transfer fee to avail of the award money of Rs 3.60 crore. As per their instruction, Nirmal Kumar transferred Rs 7 lakh in installments. The gang sent a fake debit card to Nirmal to withdraw the award money from the ATM. However, they again asked Rs 7 lakh more to transfer the money to his account from their account. Sensing something fishy, he shared the incidents with his friends and asked them for money to give to the frauds. His friends warned him not to continue to be fooled.
Subsequently, Nirmal Kumar lodged a complaint with the cybercrime police, which registered a case and an investigation is on.

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