Pune: Wagholi man loses Rs 30L in fake money laundering scam 

Pune: Wagholi man loses Rs 30L in fake money laundering scam

Pune: Wagholi man loses Rs 30L in fake money laundering scam

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A 33-year-old Wagholi resident was defrauded of approximately 30 lakhs after falling for the pretence that he was being investigated for money laundering and that he needed to appear at the police station for questioning. A case has been filed at the Lonikand police station.

As per the information, the cybercriminals contacted the complainant and stated that his package was detained at customs as he was involved in money laundering. They also stated that the customs department found drugs inside the parcel. The cybercriminals informed him that his Aadhar and bank account were used illegally for money laundering. He received a link, a warning to appear in the station, and a threat of arrest for not obeying.

The fraudsters then demanded Rs. 29,49,000, claiming that the bank account needs to be verified and that the money from the private bank will be transferred right away to the government bank. The young man quickly understood he had been duped and filed a report. The investigation will begin soon.