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Business News/ News / India/  How Delhi doctor lost 4.5 cr in city's biggest cyber fraud | Read here

How Delhi doctor lost ₹4.5 cr in city's biggest cyber fraud | Read here

Delhi police filed an FIR against the fraudsters and initiated a technical probe in the case.

A Delhi doctor has duped of  ₹4.5 crore. Premium
A Delhi doctor has duped of 4.5 crore.

A fraudster who posed to be an official from the Maharashtra narcotics division duped a Delhi doctor of 4.47 crore. The deceiver told the 34-year-old woman that a large quantity of MDMA drug was detected in a FedEx courier linked to her. 

The men forced her to temporarily hand over the whole amount in her accounts. The crooks posed as cops from the Andheri police station RBI officials, a DCP from Mumbai Police, sleuths from customs, and cops from the Narcotics division and created a complex web of lies to dupe money from the woman. 

Delhi police filed an FIR against the fraudsters and initiated a technical probe in the case, according to a report published by The Times of India. 

Notably, it is known to be Delhu's biggest cyber fraud, which started with a phone call to the victim. The fraudsters told the woman that her FedEx package has been seized, and then she was asked to dial 1 to get more details about it. 

The victim informed TOI that the caller claimed the parcel consists of her passport, two pair of shoes, banking documents, clothes, and 140 grams of MDMA. However, she denied any knowledge of this courier. 

When she denied it, the caller asked her to register a complaint with the Andheri police station and the cops asked her to file the complaint online as the victim was in Delhi. She was asked to download the Skype application. 

The woman claiming to be Inspector Patil connected with the victim on Skype and spoke to someone else regarding confirming her Aadhaar ID for any other misuse. The victim overheard the conversation that her ID has been misused for opening 23 bank accounts in Mumbai and flagged for money laundering, as per TOI reports. 

After this, she was asked to provide snapshots of her bank accounts with the balance and disclose her entire financial details. The victim was diving deep into the web of lies and broke her fixed deposits for seizure and verification on the instructions of the caller. 

Another cop asked her to fill out RTGS forms and more officials claiming to be from RBI officers, and Mumbai Narcotics division joined the cyber scam and looted the doctor with 4.47 crore. 

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Updated: 20 May 2023, 09:20 AM IST
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