Hubballi: Doctor Scammed of Rs 30 Lakh in Cyber Fraud Impersonating Mumbai DCP


Hubballi: A local doctor in Hubballi fell victim to a cyber fraud where an impersonator, claiming to be the DCP of Mumbai, duped him of Rs 30.16 lakh through a video call.

The fraudulent activity initiated with a call from an individual posing as a courier company representative, informing the doctor about a parcel booked in his name. Despite the doctor denying any such booking, he was informed that his Aadhaar card had been compromised, prompting him to file a complaint with the Mumbai cyber crime police station.

Subsequently, another impersonator, using the Skype app, made a video call to the doctor, posing as the Mumbai DCP. The imposter alleged that the doctor’s Aadhaar card was linked to hawala transactions, leveraging this information to threaten and coerce the doctor into transferring the money. A case has been lodged with the cyber police station to investigate the incident.

Source: Public Next

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