The Cyber South District Police Station on Saturday arrested a group of scammers who are suspected of defrauding someone out of Rs 50 lakhs by pretending to be from Togo Country.
Praveen alias Deva Hindustani, Vijay Dhondu Bhandkoli, Dharmendra Kumar Mishra, and Mihir Hitendra Panchal were named as the defendants. On September 3, a complaint was sent in to the South District Cyber Crime Police Station. The complainant claims that he received a WhatsApp message from an unknown sender offering him a lucrative business opportunity. The sender identified himself as David Johnson, an employee of a Togovian company called Veterinary, which manufactures animal vaccines and imports its raw materials (glucic-based extract) from India.
The same individual then gave Miss. Binita’s contact information as well as supplier information.
The complainant originally placed a sample order of raw materials and sent close to Rs. 1,80,000 on September 9 to the account Miss Binita gave the victim after persuading her over email.
Later, the complainant deposited a total of about Rs. 50 lakh into many account numbers given by the scammers after placing a bulk order of 30 litres.
When the complainant realised he had been duped by the scammers, he filed a complaint against the defendants.
Police began an investigation after receiving a tip.