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Bengaluru: Woman gets fake lottery letter, duped | Bengaluru News – Times of India

Bengaluru: Woman gets fake lottery letter, duped | Bengaluru News - Times of India

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BENGALURU: In a new tactic, cybercriminals are luring the public with fake lucky draw letters. Recently, a 37-year-old woman approached Southeast CEN crime police and filed a complaint against four miscreants for siphoning off more than Rs 5 lakh from her.
Srilakshmi (name changed), a resident of Electronics City, told police she received a postal letter on February 4. The miscreants informed her that she had won Rs 1 lakh in cash and scratch cards in a lucky draw. She was surprised to know she had won the prize and found eight scratch cards. Srilakshmi contacted a mobile number provided in the letter to claim the winning prize.
The miscreants asked her to pay processing fee, GST and other charges. She transferred Rs 5,04,972 in multiple transactions to the account given by the person who received the call.
Southeast CEN crime police registered a case of cheating and cybercrime against Amith Kumar, Luftar Ali Gazi, Ganga Paswan and Janaki Devi Jha, the names mentioned by the complainant.

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