In a cyber fraud, a 35-year-old fashion designer seeking an appointment for her tailor in a hospital lost Rs 1 lakh. The crime unfolded after she filled in details of a link that a fraudulent sent her after getting the cyber crook’s number on the internet. The amount was lost in 20 transactions within 19 minutes. Besides victim, a friend of the victim friend was also duped.
The Andheri police have booked a duo for allegedly duping two women of Rs 8 lakh on the pretext of helping them rent a house. The accused were identified as Rajendra Maskar and Vaibhav Mhaskar. As per the FIR, Marigrace Pritam, 47, had approached an agent for buying an accommodation in the Dhivate Chawl in Gudavali, Kandivali. The agent then introduced her to the duo.
Fraudsters duped Covid-19 vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) of more than Rs 1 crore. As per police source, the fraudster sent a message in the name of SII CEO Adar Poonawalla, asking for a transfer of money. The fraud occurred between the afternoons of September 8-9, following which a complaint was registered with the Pune Police. Senior official Pratap Mankar registered a case and launched an investigation.