Published On : Mon, Sep 14th, 2015

Two foreigners dupe aged man with five lakh pound prize trap

Nagpur: An aged man became the latest cyber crime victim and lost Rs 90,000 in order to pocket the bogus prize of five lakh pounds. Two fictitious foreigners handed over a travel bag containing five lakh pounds to the man but the bundles of notes turned out to be just useless papers. Cops have mounted a search to nab the two accused foreigners.

According to police, the victim, Prakash Bhayyaji Badge (64), resident of Plot No 13, near Basketball Ground, Tilak Nagar, received emails from 16.7.2015 to 13.9.2015 informing him that he has emerged the winner of five lakh pounds (approx Rs 3.50 crore) for product promotion of Chevrolet Motor Department. The email senders gave Prakash Badge the two account numbers 3341312823 and 24628378965 and told him to deposit Rs 90,500 in the accounts for registration and obtaining code number for receiving the prize money of five lakh pounds. Accordingly, Prakash Badge deposited the amount. On 13.9.2015, the two accused Traare Tacouba Nkulu and Aguiard Herved, both residents of Chhattarpur, Delhi, brought a travel bag containing five lakh pounds and gave it to Prakash Badge and left. Brimming with joy, Prakash opened the bag. His joy turned into a despair when he found a bundle of black-coloured papers in the shape of notes inside the bag instead of crisp pound currency. Prakash soon realized tricks played by the two accused and lodged a complaint with Ambazari police.

Woman PSI Jhamre, acting on the complaint, booked the two accused foreigners under Sections 420, 465, 34 of IPC and mounted a hunt to nab them.