Conman posing as police officer of Mumbai Crime branch threatened a Home Maker to foist fake Narcotics case and made away with Rs.19.9 Lakhs

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Posing as police officer from Mumbai crime branch , conman threatened a 37-year-old home maker with fake Narcotics case and made away with Rs.19.9 lakh on Wednesday.

The victim,Roshini K,consulted her family before realizing that she has been cheated and complained to Hennur police.

Resident of Kothanur,Ms.Roshini told the police that she received a call from a person claiming to be staff of Fedex courier informing her that a parcel in her name to Taiwan which contained contraband including five expired passports of china,laptop,credit card and 740 MDMA was found and asked to report to Mumbai crime Branch.

Before Ms.Roshini could recover from the shock,she received another call from a person identifying himself as Anil Kumar,DCP, Cyber crime branch.He told her to cooperate with and offered to help her .

Trusting him Roshani followed his instructions and downloaded the skype app on her mobile and received a photo of Anil kumar with a police uniform.

She told the police said that Anil Kumar sent her a letter from RBI and asked her to transfer Rs.9.99.567 online twice within 15 minutes to start the investigation.

The accused assured her that the money will be reverted to her account soon after the completion of the inquiry.

With no option left,Ms.Roshini followed the instructions and transferred a total of Rs.19,99,234 to a bank account in the name of Nihar traders .

But as soon as the money was transferred the call was disconnected and not reachable since then.The police are now trying to track down the accused based on the transaction details .

This is one of the most common form of cyber fraud where cyber fraudsters posing as policemen cheat people,a senior officer, said advising people not to entertain any calls from unknown numbers.