Woman duped of Rs 16.32 lakh

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 5 August 2018

A 48-year-old woman was duped of Rs 16.32 lakh by a fraudster on the pretext of claiming lottery worth Rs 1.70 crore. A case in this regard was registered at Faraskhana police station on Friday.

Pune: A 48-year-old woman was duped of Rs 16.32 lakh by a fraudster on the pretext of claiming lottery worth Rs 1.70 crore. A case in this regard was registered at Faraskhana police station on Friday.

The complainant, Vaishali Lavhate, a resident of Kasba Peth, was contacted by the unknown fraudster through emails and phone. The accused lured her by claiming that she has won a lottery worth Rs 1.70 crore and then made her deposit Rs 16.32 into his/her account over a period of one month.

According to the information provided by Faraskhana Police, the fraudster initially contacted the accused on April 11, 2018 through a mail mentioning that she has won a lottery worth Rs 1.70 crore. After the first mail, a trail of mail was sent to the complainant mentioning the same subject. Later, the accused contacted the complainant using a fictitious name and made her believe that she has won the lottery.

After winning the complainant’s confidence, the fraudster made her deposit money till May 25, 2018 through multiple transactions. She was told that the amount deposited by her is required as procedure fees to deliver the lottery amount into her account, informed police. A case under section 420 (cheating) of IPC and 66 IT Act has been registered against the unknown accused.

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