Members are requested to be careful
"I have come across an advertisement in NBT dtd. 13/03/2015, a copy of which is attached.
Looking at the modus-operandii, I have reasons to believe that such advertisements are fraudulent and requires your immediate intervention to ensure that the public is not trapped with their fake business. May be an advertisement in the newspaper cautioning people to stay away from such schemes.
The modus operandii which has come to the notice is that an advertisement titled "Chehra Pahachano" induces public to respond. After few minutes a call is received by the participant from them saying that the participant has won the prize in the lucky draw. The participant would be asked for a choice as to whether he/she would like to
1. Get the vehicle or
2. Get the cash in lieu of
In case of option No. 1, he is asked to deposit a sum of Rs. 18,000/- in their account and in case of option No. 2, he is asked to deposit 1% of the value of the vehicle which is being told as Rs.15,500/- ( value being Rs. 15.5 Lakhs) to be deposited in their account. When the participant ask them to deduct 1% amount from the value of vehicle and pay balance 99% of the value to the participant, the call is disconnected.
The option No.2 leads to believe that the advertiser is adapting to fraudulent practices.
In view of above I seek your intervention in nabbing the cheaters and a suitable advise to the public through an advertisement of Police. NBT should be able to disclose the name and address of the advertiser and need to be held accountable. A fake call by Delhi Police could be of help to trace them.
With regards" more
Every caller will be informed that they have won. Each will be asked to deposit a small sum of money for 'registration'. Desire for acquisition will drive people to willingly give a 1000/ or so amount to get a car worth several lakhs. Once a sufficient amount is collected the numbers will become unresponsive. more