Conman cheats BBMP employee on pretext of buying old coins and notes made away with Rs.1.87 lakhs

Pramesh S Jain

Luring a BBMP employee to buy old coins and notes for Rs.99 lakh from BBMP employee,conman made away with Rs.1.87 lakh from him in Whitefield on August first week.

The victim,Lakshmaiah,55,from Madhura Nagar in whitefield filed a complaint with the cyber crime police station after realizing that he has been cheated on Tuesday.

In his complaint Lakshmaiah said that he had old currency notes of Rs.5,2 and 1 rupees denomination with few coins of one paise and two paise.

He said that he saw an advertisement on FB from a person offering to buy old notes and coins for a decent amount .

Curious Lakshmaiah called the contact number mentioned in the advertisement and told him about the old currency notes and coins he had.

The person from other side asked him to send the pics on his whatsapp number and later offered to buy the notes for Rs.99 lakh.

Excited by this Lakshmaiah followed the instructions and paid the money online towards the membership fee,GST and other charges to his google and phone pay account.

The cheating came to light when the accused started demanding more money for which Lakshmaiah stopped sending the money to his account and approached the police to file a complaint.

The whitefield police have advised people not to entertain any unwanted calls offering money , prize or gifts .