Online fraud: Woman conned of Rs 7.75 lakh

Online fraud: Woman conned of Rs 7.75 lakh

In an online fraud, a woman has been conned of Rs 7.75 lakh by a person in the name of starting a Patanjali Ayurveda business.

The woman has lodged a complaint with Cyber police on Monday.

The victim is Anuradha Holla of Koteshwara in Kundapur. Anuradha had registered through online to start Patanjali Chikitsalay on August 9.

A man claiming to be from Patanjali called up Anuradha and sought documents and Rs 50,000 for the registration.

Later, he asked Rs 2,30,000 for security deposit, Rs 2,50,000 for the purchase of Ayurveda products, Rs 1,10,000 for Yoga training security deposit, Rs 80,000 VAT and Rs 55,000 for VAT fine.

She deposited the amount into the Patanjali Ayurveda Limited account in Punjab National Bank branch, Haridwara. 

When Holla called back after depositing the amount, the number was non-existant. It was then Anuradha realised of the fraud.