Whitefield based Nurse lost Rs 10 lakh to cybercriminals

Praveen Kumar a 33 year old male nurse from Whitefield lost Rs 10 lakh to cybercriminals who promised him a job in London.

Praveen Kumar had applied online for a nurse’s job recently. On October23, he received an email informing him of a vacancy in London. Mr.Kumar replied, expressing interest in taking up the offer. Later, he received a call from a man who identified himself as Jason.

Jason asked kumar to pay money under various heads, including Processing fee, Insurance fee, Basic travelling fee, Empty drug fee, empty terrorist fee, gate pass fee and fee to open a bank account at royal bank in London. Kumar paid nearly Rs.10 lakh between November 16 and December 17, 2020. When he was asked for more money and the offer didnot materialise, kumar realised he had been cheated. a police quoted in the kumars compliant.

Whitefield CEN Crime police have registered a case of cheating under IPC section 420 and various sections under information Technology Act against Jason and other.