Pune: After a student from Nagaland received an email, announcing that she has won Rs5 crore, she felt herself very lucky. The next moment, she submitted all details along with the processing fee of Rs40,000. She had a very little idea that she was becoming a victim of phishing scam.
According to the information, the girl is living in the city for nearly five years to pursue her Phd and is currently residing in Kondhwa. On April 17, she received an email from some Martin Wheat informing her of the prize money she had won from the Coca Cola Company. To further processing they had asked her fill up a form and deposit an additional sum of Rs40,000 to an account under the name of Ravindra Singh.
Working as per the given instructions, the girl found the whole situation to be a fraud when they persisted her for more money. It was only after she reported the whole incident to the police on April 19, she realised that she had been robbed of her first deposit of Rs40,000. Kondhwa police are investigating the case. "According to the process, we have registered an FIR and we are on a look out for the people involved in the fraud," said Sudam Pachorkar, police inspector, crime.