Woman duped of Rs 63 lakh while trying to buy a puppy | Dehradun News

Dehradun: A woman was cheated with Rs 63 lakh by online scammers on the pretext of selling her a foreign breed puppy. The woman who lives in Dehradun has turned to the cyber police station about the matter.
In June, the woman who wanted to give her daughter a puppy had come into contact online with a man posing as a dog breeder. The scammer told the woman that the puppy would cost around 20,000 rupees and asked for 5,000 rupees in advance. The defendant later asked the woman to deposit Rs 1 lakh and said the amount was recoverable.
Over the next few days, the woman kept receiving emails from the scammers asking her to deposit various amounts on behalf of the puppy’s shipping costs. The woman was told that she would pick up the puppy at Jolly Grant Airport.
According to the complaint, the woman ended up paying over Rs 60 lakh but still couldn’t get the puppy. Pankaj Pokhriyal, SHO, Dehradun Cyber ​​Police Station said, “We have registered the woman’s complaint and the investigation is proceeding based on the cell phone number and email ID she gave us. The modus operandi corresponds to that of some gangs from Rajasthan and other parts of the country. ”

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