Chandigarh, September 2
In yet another case of fraudsters duping gullible people by posing their acquaintance staying abroad, a Sector 37 resident was duped of Rs 4.8 lakh.
In his complaint, Jagdish Parshad Yadav stated that the suspect posed as Cheema, a family friend residing in Brampton, Canada. He claimed that he, along with his friends, had gone to a hotel where some Canadians passed racial abuses following which one of his friends hit one of them with a bottle. The fraudster claimed that the police had arrested them. He claimed that the complainant’s son, Virendra, was also with them and they needed money for getting bail. The complainant fell in their trap and as advised by them, transferred Rs 4.8 lakh.