Senior citizen from Mumbai duped of ₹25,000
Mumbai city news: The 69-yr-old man was lured with the prize money of Rs10 lakh for guessing the IPL winnermumbai Updated: Jun 09, 2017 00:28 IST
A 69-year-old man was cheated of Rs25,000 by an unknown caller who lured him with a prize money of Rs10 lakh for his participation in an IPL related contest. A case was registered on Tuesday. The police have secured the number from which the senior citizen received call and are trying to trace the caller’s location using the number.
In a complaint registered by Aditya Kumar Nayak, a resident Kalyan, May 23, he said he received two messages asking him to predict the IPL winner. The caller told him that he would win Rs10 lakh if his prediction turned right.
“Initially I ignored the message, as the final match was already played. But i replied to the second message after which I got a message saying that I had won. Later, I got a call from an unknown number and the caller asked for my details. But I immediately hung up. I again received a call and the caller told me that I had won the bumper prize. I gave details only after taking to the caller at least six times,” said Nayak.
Nayak was asked deposit Rs25,000 in a bank account, which the caller claimed were taxes towards claiming the prize money.
“I was asked to deposit the amount in a Patna bank. When I called to check about my money, there was response,” Nayak said.
An police officer from Khadakpada police station said, “The victim paid Rs25,000 in a private bank account. We have secured a mobile number are investigating the matter. An Fir was lodged on Tuesday under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.”