Sullia: SMS Lottery Scam Devours One More Prey, Girl Loses over Rs 2 Lac
Daijiworld Media Network – Sullia
Sullia, Jul 23: Although there have been repeated warnings and reports on SMS and email scams in the media, people continue to fall prey to fraudsters.
Shwetha, who is pursuing her higher studies, recently received an SMS congratulating her on winning Rs 1.6 crore. The message was sent regarding a win by a Coco-Cola company contest which also asked her to pay a huge sum of Rs 2.18 lac as 'customs duty'.
She paid the amount without suspecting a thing and learnt that she was duped only when she received a second message asking her to pay another Rs 1 lac. She enquired with her friends and learnt of the fraud.
A complaint was lodged at the Sullia police station in this regard.