A Lucknow woman was duped of Rs 10 lakh by a man impersonating a Mumbai cop. As per the complaint filed by a woman named Vibha Yadav, who lives near Vibhuti Khand police station, she received a call from an unknown number a few days ago.
The man, whose Truecaller was registered with the name Amit, said that a parcel had been sent from Mumbai to Taiwan using her Aadhaar number. He told the victim that the police would come to her house and take legal action. The man impersonating a police official named Naresh Gupta also sent a fake FIR copy to the victim.
The victim got worried and tried to contact the man again. This time, a man named Prakash Kumar Guddu picked up the call and told her the same thing. Prakash asked Vibha to pay Rs 10 lakh to investigate the matter, which would be returned to her account once the case is solved.
Hesitant at the beginning, Vibha sent the amount to the fraudster's account, thinking that he would handle the matter for her. After a while, when the woman did not get her money back, she got suspicious and contacted the police. The woman filed the complaint with the cyber cell, which is currently investigating the matter.
According to Cyber ACP Alpana Ghosh, the police are currently investigating the account details given by the victim. Ghosh said that further action will be taken on the basis of the report prepared by the police.