Woman lured with Rs 20 lakh iPhone ‘gift’ poorer by Rs 4 lakh in Mumbai

Times of India | 1 month ago | 07-12-2022 | 07:55 am

Woman lured with Rs 20 lakh iPhone ‘gift’ poorer by Rs 4 lakh in Mumbai

MUMBAI: A woman from Andheri-Marol locality lost Rs 4.15 lakh of her savings in a gift fraud after an imposter who identified himself as Captain David befriended her on Instagram and lured her with an iPhone worth 20,000 UK pounds (approx Rs 20 lakh). The fraudster, who claimed he had couriered the phone to the woman, convinced her to transfer Rs 4.15 lakh to different bank accounts saying it was for processing fees, payment to the RBI and foreign exchange fees for parcel delivery. The fraud occurred between November 23 and December 3, and the FIR was filed with the Powai police on Monday, after the victim relaised she was conned when the fraudster asked her to pay another Rs55,000. "When I informed one of the imposters who had called that I'm bankrupt and wanted to return the gift and get a refund of Rs 4.15 lakh, the person asked me to pay another Rs55,000 for returning the parcel. I somehow arranged Rs 10,000 and transferred the money, but the fraudster stopped answering my calls," the victim told police in her complaint. "Details have been sought from the bank on the accounts to which the victim transferred money. A probe is on to track the internet protocol address," said a police officer of the Powai police station. Till October 31, the Mumbai police have registered 67 cases of gift fraud cases in the city. Police have managed to solve just two.

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