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Drug parcel to Taiwan: Fraudsters siphon off Rs 5.79 lakh from Bollywood actress

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MUMBAI: In a shocking incident, strangers in the guise of cyber police siphoned Rs 5.79 lakh and that too from a popular Bollywood actress. People masquerading as courier company employees and cyber police threatened actress Anjali Patil and extorted money. The incident was reported in Mumbai last week.

The person who introduced himself as Deepak Sharma called the actress saying that he was calling from FedEx Courier Service. The actress was informed that the customs officials had seized the drugs that were trying to be smuggled in parcels to Taiwan through the Mumbai airport.

Deepak Sharma said the team found the actress’s Aadhaar card when the customs officials opened the parcel and advised the actress to contact the Mumbai Cyber ​​Police to prevent misuse of her personal information.

Later, Mumbai Cyber ​​Police officer Chamanji Banerjee called the actress on Skype. He informed that the actress's Aadhaar was linked to three bank accounts related to financial fraud. He told the actress that there was some procedure to prove her innocence and she had to pay Rs 96,525 as a processing fee. Banerjee asked the actress to pay another Rs 4,83,291 to avoid further legal hurdles, saying that some officials were also involved in the financial fraud. An account number in Punjab National Bank was also transferred for this purpose.

However, the actress learned about the fraud only after a week of transferring money. Anjali then pointed out the matter at the Mumbai DN Nagar police station and filed a complaint.

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