STATE TIMES NEWS
Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar registered a case against online
fraudsters who duped a woman from Srinagar of Rs 22 lakh on the pretext of
having won a lottery.
woman aged 35 years hailing from Srinagar reported to Cyber Police Station
Srinagar stating that she was duped of Rs 22 lakh by online fraudsters on the
pretext of having won a lottery.
complainant stated that she received an email/SMS informing her that she had
won a lottery and the prize money shall be assigned to her in foreign currency
woman accordingly responded to the email and the fraudsters then communicated
with the woman on her mobile phone.
was then asked to pay for various charges like registration fee, processing
fee, tax, etc before the lottery prize money could be transferred to her. The woman
then transferred the amount to the tune of Rs 22 lakh (approx) to various bank
accounts. The woman after transferring the amount made efforts to call them but
was unable to establish contact.
was then the woman realised that she has been cheated by the online fraudsters
and no lottery amount was going to come through. She accordingly approached the
Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar and lodged an FIR vide case FIR No.
02 of 2020 under relevant sections of law. Further investigation in the matter
is in progress.
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