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Hello.. Your parcel has been caught! A Mumbai man was duped of Rs 2.65 lakh by posing as a fake customs officer

Online scammers are inventing new ways to rob people. The more the government is making the general public aware, the more these people are committing fraud in strange and unique ways. Online Fraud A similar new case has come to light from Mumbai where a person, posing as a fake customs officer, Rs 2.65 lakh Has been cheated.

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How did online fraud happen?

According to the information received through media reports, this FedEx parcel scam This happened to a 50-year-old man living in Colaba, Mumbai. On May 17, this man had a skype call In which an unknown man introduced himself as a customs department officer.

This alleged custom officer informed the person that one of his parcels was caught at Mumbai airport and was being sent to Taiwan. The caller said that a laptop, passport and credit card along with drugs were found in that parcel.

After informing about finding illegal goods in the parcel, the swindler transferred the call to his senior, after which the fake officer started threatening the victim. The fake customs officer asked for all the personal details of the person which included Aadhaar number, name, mother's name, date of birth and address. The poor frightened person fearfully gave all the information to those frauds.

The limit was reached when the fake customs officials told the victim that his Aadhaar Card He is linked to crimes in 12 to 15 states of the country and also has links with underworld dons. The victim said that he was innocent but the scammers also gave him a fake notice in the name of CBI. The matter did not stop here, the fraudsters made their partner a fake DCP and warned the victim that they had to recover black money from somewhere.black money) has been received which is related to that person only.

extorted money after scaring

After scaring the victim, the scammers asked him to deposit 85% of the amount deposited in his bank account into an account named Melody Professional. The nervous person, without thinking much, transferred Rs 2.62 lakh to his account as per the instructions of those thugs.

After sending the money, the victim started waiting for the reply of the alleged custom officer. But when no call or message came for a long time, he realized that he had been cheated. The victim lodged a report at the Colaba Police Station giving details of the entire incident. At present, the police is investigating the matter but nothing can be said about whether the poor victim will get his money back or not.

How to avoid online fraud

  • If you ever get a call like this, don't panic.
  • First of all, establish the identity of the callers.
  • Do not give your personal details to anyone talking on the phone.
  • Never share sensitive information like bank account, Aadhaar number and OTP.
  • You should personally contact the department from whose name you have received the call and get detailed information.
  • If you have any doubts about the other person then immediately inform the cyber crime branch and the police.

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