Hyderabad: A man from Krishnanagar in Ameerpet was duped of Rs 24 lakh by conmen. The victim, Nanda Kumar, had received a friend request from a woman on Facebook introducing herself as Mary Alexander, a doctor from Poland.
“After chatting for a fortnight, she told him she was sending a gift parcel containing a laptop, watches and other expensive articles,” a Cybercrime police official said. On June 4, he received a call from a woman claiming to be a Customs official from Delhi airport, asking him to pay charges towards customs charges and different taxes. He was made to pay Rs 24 lakh.
“However, when he was asked to pay Rs 34 lakh more, Nanda Kumar grew suspicious and approached the police,” the official said, adding that a case was booked and investigation was on.
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