Delhi Doctor Loses Rs 4.5 Crore in Massive Cyber Con Involving Fake Police Officials and Government Agencies

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The Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) Unit has taken action in what is being described as one of the largest cyber scams to hit the national capital. A doctor, who wishes to remain anonymous, fell victim to the elaborate con, resulting in a staggering loss of Rs 4.5 crore. The fraudulent scheme was executed through internet video calls, involving individuals posing as various authorities. According to the victim’s statement, the ordeal began when she received a call informing her that a package addressed to her had been seized by FedEx. Shockingly, the package allegedly contained not only her passport and personal banking documents but also 140 gm of MDMA, a controlled substance. The fraudsters claimed the parcel had been dispatched from Mumbai to Taiwan, and a transaction of Rs 25,000 had been made using the victim’s credit card.

The doctor recounted that she was contacted by multiple individuals masquerading as police officials from Mumbai’s Andheri Police Station, representatives from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), customs officers, Narcotics officials, and even a high-ranking official with the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Under the pretense of investigating the case, they coerced her into breaking her fixed deposits, citing KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements. They falsely claimed that numerous bank accounts had been opened using her KYC details, some of which were involved in money laundering activities. The perpetrators went to great lengths to lend credibility to their deception. They provided the victim with counterfeit letters from the RBI and complaints on Mumbai Police letterheads. Additionally, they insisted that the defrauded amount be transferred to the RBI for verification as it was suspected to be proceeds of criminal activities.

The scammers assured her that the funds would be returned once the verification process was completed. The Delhi Police’s IFSO Unit has registered a First Information Report (FIR) in response to the complaint filed by the doctor. They are working tirelessly to track down the culprits involved in this sophisticated cyber con. Citizens are urged to remain cautious and vigilant when dealing with unsolicited calls or requests for personal information, especially when they involve financial transactions.

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