Silvia got a message promising her Rs. 5 crore if she deposited some money in the bank account of the sender

Buying into the promise of riches, a woman in Mulki lost over Rs. 3 lakh after falling for a spam mobile message. Though the incident occurred more than a month ago, the complaint was filed only on Thursday.

More than a month ago, Silvia Fernandes (30) received a message promising her Rs. 5 crore if she deposited some money in the bank account of the sender, who was identified as “UK Toyota”. A few days later, she received a call – by an unidentified man claiming to be the representative of the company – who said a total of Rs. 3,07,333 had to be deposited as smaller amounts in accounts in various banks in Kinnigoli, said the Mulki police.

She suspected the fraud only after the men stopped receiving her call, and on checking the accounts she found out that the money had been withdrawn.

However, Ms. Fernandes waited for a month, and gave the complaint only on Thursday. The police have booked a case of fraud against unknown persons and “UK Toyota”.

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