Pune: Woman Loses Rs 91 Lakhs to Cyber Fraudsters in Fake Dubai Drug Scam

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Pune, 6th April 2023: A 31-year-old woman in Pune was cheated out of Rs 91 lakhs by cyber thieves who pretended to be from the Mumbai Crime Branch and claimed that a parcel from Dubai containing drugs had been found in her name. The woman’s husband, who was a businessman, had recently passed away.

The caller, who claimed to be speaking from a courier company, informed her that the police would catch her and that she needed to contact the cyber police officer at Andheri.

The cyber criminal, posing as a police officer, told the woman that her bank account was likely to be freezed and that she should transfer the money to another account. The woman transferred Rs 20 lakhs to three bank accounts provided by the cyber criminal. The criminals then forced her to transfer Rs 80 lakhs from her fixed deposits.

After the woman realized that she had been cheated and filed a complaint with the cyber police station in Shivajinagar. The cyber police are investigating the case and trying to track down the fraudsters.


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