Mumbai: A 43-year-old woman professor at a city college has become the latest victim of the Nigerian fraud, losing around Rs 11.50 lakh to cheats who sent her an email stating she had won $8,50,000 under an ICC World Cup Mobile Lucky Draw. The city cyber cell said that they had been sensitising people about the email trick popularly called Nigerian fraud, but the greed was making people fall prey to it even now.
The complaint in the case was registered by Madhavi Charudatta Bangal, a resident of Warje-Malwadi. The police registered an offence against two people identified as Sonia Sharma and Philip Omogo. The police said these two people were in contact with the complainant through email and instructing her what to do to get her prize money.
Officials of the Warje-Malwadi police station said the fraud took place between July 22 and August 26. Bangal, who has been working with a city-based college as a professor, had received an email on July 22 this year from Omogo and the email stated that her mobile number had been selected under the ICC World Cup Online Lottery and she had won USD 2,50,000, Police Inspector (Crime) P N Solankar said.
The mail instructed her to reply to the mail to claim the amount. Bangal replied to the mail and sought information on how to claim the money, after which she got another mail that had instructed her to deposit Rs 6,000 into a specified bank account. The
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