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J&K police books online fraudsters for duping 22 lakh

Srinagar, Feb 22 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police registered a case against online fraudsters on charges of duping a woman of Rs 22 lakhs on the pretext of having won a lottery, a police spokesperson said on Saturday.
He said a 35-year-old woman, resident of Srinagar reported to Cyber Police Station Srinagar that she received an email informing her that she had won a lottery and the prize money shall be transferred to her.
In her complainant she said that she accordingly responded to the email and the fraudsters then communicated through mobile phone with her.
She was then asked to pay for various charges like registration fee, processing fee, tax etc before the lottery prize money could be transferred to her. The woman then transferred the amount to the tune of Rs 22 lakhs (approx) to various bank accounts.
After transferring the amount the woman made efforts to call them but was unable to establish contact.
A case was registered and further investigation was underway, the spokesperson added.
Cyber Police Station advises general public to remain very careful while receiving such fraud SMS or emails and calls from unknown sources with regard to winning of unexpected prize money or lottery, job offers, installation of mobile towers, loan offers, insurance bonus offers etc.
Community members are requested not to share any bank details or transfer funds to unknown persons in anticipation of higher returns.
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