Mangaluru: New kind of fraud originating in Pakistan?

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 12: Recently there were reports about unauthorised Chinese apps which granted loans by contacting people over the phone, and targetted the customers who did not repay. It has now transpired that there is a racket which plans to defraud people online in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati, a game show hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.

A government servant from the city has lost thousands of rupees after getting trapped in such a racket where a call emanating from a Pakistani number defrauded him.

The person concerned got WhatsApp call on January 6 afternoon. The call was placed by his son, who was told in Hindi that his sim card had won a prize of Rs 25 lac and said that to receive this amount, a certain amount has to be remitted urgently. The fraudsters also sent a letter that had a seal of the central government, national flag, parliamentary house, prime minister etc which looked real. The cash was asked to be remitted to one Rana Pratap from Punjab.

The person believed the callers and remitted Rs 8,200 to this mobile number. Later, a sum of Rs 25,000 was extracted by the callers to open password of the bank account. A further amount of Rs 45,000 was sent to meet income tax liability on Rs 25 lac. Thereafter, the employee got a scanned copy of a printed cheque that bore his name and the amount mentioned was Rs 25 lac. The callers asked to remit further Rs 75,000 and to give old sim card numbers. As an amount of Rs 78,200 was already paid, the man understood that he was duped.

When the number was contacted, they refused to refund the money. Now, the aggrieved person has planned to file a complaint with the cyber crime police station.




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  • Madhur, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Bhikari nation ... What else can they do...

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  • Arman, Dubai

    Wed, Jan 13 2021


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  • NITIN R BHAT, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Even I have received this call last year. The number beared +92 which clearly stated that it was from Pakistan. They try their best to speak in hindi but mother tongue influence is indispensable. He was using some specific Urdu words which we hear only with Pakistani people. When I told him that I know he is fraudsters from Pakistan, he disconnected the call.

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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Dear brothers and sisters....Life is not easy there is no shortcut of making money. Please don't live in a delusion that one day u win a lottery become rich. We have to work hard everyday fir 25 30 yrs 12 hrs ×6 days a week this is the reality of life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    We are now very used to Frauds ...

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  • Paccchu, pumpwell

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Yes those those who are less IQ.
    Also those who want to get richness by shortcut way!

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Scamsters ..are smart ..watchout your privacy settings in social media ..Do not show off too much on facebook without appropriate privacy settings ..Creating ones duplicate profile is as easy as washing your hands.
    Nobody will give you free money ..unless you toil your A** out for atleast 25 to 30 years and if you do money management then you could be living an easy life ..until then you have to be smart and work hard ,,there is no way out.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Just ignore any calls by phone or e-mail for such incidents. No competent authority will initiate any transaction by phone or e-mail, it should always start by a authenticated letter from the concerned party and in this case it should have been from the SIM card company bearing the name and contact info of the company whereby you can directly communicate with the company. Govt info is irrelevant in this lottery game, its just to win your trust.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    This is not the first time that people are getting trapped due to this fake calls and messages.
    I don't blame fraudsters because that heir business to dupe the innocent people.Not only innocent and uneducated people have been trapped but also educated and well placed people have been duped and still being trapped because of their greed for their money.First of all people should understand that without investing single paise,from where and how they will receive such a big amount.
    Beware henceforth and don't be a prey for such fraudsters.

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    OMG. This fraud is happening in UAE since many years . . UAE telecoms are advising customers not to entertain this type calls or sms.

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