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Peravallur woman promised Rs 80 lakh for kidney, cheated

A middle-aged woman has filed a complaint with Cyber Crime Branch (CCB) alleging that she had been cheated to the tune of nearly `5.3 lakh by an unidentified person who posed as a doctor.

Published: 17th June 2018 05:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2018 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A middle-aged woman has filed a complaint with Cyber Crime Branch (CCB) alleging that she had been cheated to the tune of nearly Rs 5.3 lakh by an unidentified person who posed as a doctor. The woman had decided to sell her kidney for several lakhs for which she had given Rs 5.3 lakh. S Ranjitha (28) of Peravallur due to financial constraints decided to sell her kidney for Rs 84 lakhs.

One Dr Christopher Lawrence, who claimed to be a liver and kidney specialist, promised Ranjitha to give her the money. “I was asked to transfer Rs 5.3 lakh to a specified bank account as fee for insurance certificate in different payments, bank account upgradation in Reserve bank and court injunction certificate,” she said.

“Sensing some fraud, I asked for a refund of the money. However, the men sent an e-mail demanding Rs 50,000 more in order to process the refund,” she added. Realising that she was cheated, Ranjitha filed a complaint at the Cyber Crime branch. “A man had even made a video call claiming to be Dr Christopher , but I do not know how far that is true,” she said.



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