Pune: Aundh Teacher Loses Rs 1.5 Crore in Parcel Fraud

Pune: Aundh Teacher Loses Rs 1.5 Crore in Parcel Fraud

Pune: Aundh Teacher Loses Rs 1.5 Crore in Parcel Fraud

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A 43-year-old teacher from Aundh fell victim to a parcel fraud, transferring Rs 1.5 crore over several months after being threatened by conmen posing as Mumbai crime branch officers. 

The teacher, who works at a prominent college in Pimpri Chinchwad, sought help from the cyber police in Pimpri Chinchwad after exhausting her savings and even taking a personal loan to comply with the demands.

The fraudsters called her, claiming they had intercepted a foreign-bound parcel in her name containing drugs, and found that her Aadhaar card was being used for illegal activities. 

They threatened her with prosecution, coercing her to transfer money to eight different bank accounts to settle the case. Inspector Meenal Patil of the cyber police stated, “The terrified woman exhausted all her savings and even obtained a personal loan to transfer the money to the crooks. She eventually stopped responding and approached the cyber police.”

In separate incidents, two individuals from Ravet and Thergaon collectively lost Rs 31 lakh in online share trading fraud between February and April this year. The cases have been registered with the Wakad and Ravet police. A 37-year-old private company employee from Thergaon reported losing Rs 22.1 lakh after being promised profits on investments in IPOs. He was made to download a fake share trading app and transferred the money to various accounts.

Similarly, a 37-year-old resident of Ravet lost Rs 8.7 lakh in another share trading scam between April 6 and May 7. The victim was added to a group and instructed to download an app resembling a well-known share trading platform, with promises of 500% profit on his investment. He transferred the money to different accounts and was duped.

Two Duped of Rs 28.6 Lakh in Part-Time Job Fraud

Cyber crooks duped a 43-year-old man from Dhanori-Lohegaon Road of Rs 25.8 lakh and a 26-year-old woman from Upper Indiranagar in Bibvewadi of Rs 2.82 lakh in online task frauds. In the first complaint lodged with the Vishrantwadi police, the man, working for a Kharadi-based private firm, was defrauded on the pretext of being offered a part-time job. In the second complaint, the woman was tricked into investing in tasks for a higher rate of interest between October 6 and 30, 2023. She realized the fraud when she failed to receive the promised interest.