Pune Doctor Loses Rs 1 Crore in Courier Scam with False Contraband Allegations

Pune Doctor Loses Rs 1 Crore in Courier Scam with False Contraband Allegations

Pune Based Coaching Class Trainer Falls Victim to Online Courier Scam, Loses ₹3 Lakh to Cyber Fraudsters (representational image)

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Baner: A doctor residing in Baner finds themselves ensnared in a staggering ₹1 crore scam after a courier parcel purportedly containing contraband was intercepted from abroad. The victim, filing a complaint with the Shivajinagar Police Station, has cited cyber theft as the primary offense.

As per police reports, the fraudsters masqueraded as officials from the Mumbai Crime Branch, informing the doctor of a parcel supposedly sent from Mumbai to Taiwan under their name. The scammers alleged that the parcel contained five passports, three credit cards from various banks, illegal substances (MDMA), foreign currency, a laptop, and ₹35,000. They then demanded the doctor’s presence at the crime branch office for swift investigation.

The perpetrators employed a Mumbai Police logo on their social media profiles, exploiting this guise to win the doctor’s confidence. They further insinuated that bank account particulars needed verification and advised the doctor to transfer substantial sums from private to government banks for security. Exploiting this trust, the scammers gained access to confidential bank information, siphoning off a total of ₹1,01,30,000 from the doctor’s account.

Inspector Anil Mane is currently carrying out investigations into this case.

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