Fraudsters told Ludhiana man he had won an online lottery and asked him to pay ₹44k for GST registration and other formalities
Two men have been sentenced for cheating a resident of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Ludhiana out of ₹44,200 in an online lottery fraud.
The defendants were identified as Vivek Kumar from Bettiah, Bihar, and Lala Bhagat from Assam.
Complainant Harish Kumar, 45, told police he received a call from an unknown person who introduced himself as an executive of an online lottery company.
“The caller told me I won ₹25 lakh in a random lottery and the money will be transferred directly to my bank account. He asked me to drop ₹12,200 for GST registration; and ₹25,000 and ₹7,000 for completing some other formalities in separate bank accounts, which I did,” he added.
The complainant added that after transferring the money, the fraudster stopped answering his calls. When he realized he had been duped, he filed a complaint with the police on November 15, 2021.
Inspector Jagdev Singh, who is investigating the case, said a cheating case was filed following an investigation.
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