Two persons belonging to the North East have been arrested recently for duping a woman of over Rs. 21 lakh after luring her with the promise of providing foreign currency and an expensive gift, police said.
The woman, Violet D’Souza, in her complaint lodged with the Ullal police station had stated that she got a mail in the name of Royal Bank of Scotland, New Delhi, offering an expensive gift and foreign currencies, and the procedures to be followed for this, and other expenses involved.
Later, she also got a call on her mobile with the offer which appeared to be convincing and she transferred Rs. 21,58,200 to the account number given by the accused persons.
After realising that she was being cheated, she filed the complaint with the police.
“Investigations revealed that the accused had created a fake website to cheat the victims,” police said.
A police team led by Ullal police inspector K R Gopikrishna traced the accused; Lalthan Mawia (34), of Mizoram and Khup Boih(32), from Manipur, to Vikaspuri in New Delhi and arrested them.