In yet another case of a gullible resident falling for an online fraud, a woman was allegedly duped of Rs 23,000 on pretext of providing her a job in London.
In his complaint to the police, Surinder Singh of New Janta Nagar, alleged that his wife, Sukhwant Kaur, received an e-mail regarding a job offer in London. Following the instructions in the e-mail, his wife replied with her resume to one Terence Beech.
Surinder said after a few days, they got another e-mail from the same e-mail address congratulating his wife on being selected for the job. The e-mail sender then asked them to deposit Rs 23,000 in a bank account as visa fee, he alleged.
The complainant said they deposited the amount as directed on August 12 and waited for visa and further information, but got nothing. When they enquired on their own, they came to know that the e-mail was fake and they had been duped.
Thereafter they approached the Division Number 2 police station. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Satnam Singh said the a case under section 420 (cheating) had been registered against one Lokovi I of London.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Division Number 7 police had busted a gang on August 15 with the arrest of a Nigerian citizen. The gang allegedly used to dupe people on the pretext of lottery and export. The gang had duped a local hosiery owner of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of export of t-shirts.