A 22-year-old man from Nigdi was duped of Rs 7.36 lakh by an online fraudster who had sent him emails and made calls on his cellphone, posing as a high-ranking officer from Consulate of the United States of America (USA) in Mumbai and promised him a job in the US.
As per the information given by Nigdi police, Sachin Gonda, the complainant in the case, had received emails at least a week ago. The sender of the email had identified himself as a high-ranking officer from the US Consulate and said Gonda could get a job in the US. After that, Gonda deposited various amounts in multiple bank accounts on various pretexts, like fees for visa.
Gonda approached the police after he realised that he had been cheated. Inspector S V Awatade of Nigdi police station is probing the case, which has been registered under Information Technology Act.