Almost everyone has been the target of a scam at some stage in his or her lives, and many people have repeated, ongoing exposure to scam attempts. The aim of SCAMSTERS INC. is to provide you with information you need to Protect Yourself from scams, so you can recognise a set-up and avoid the hook and the inevitable sting of a scam. Its your Daily dose of Scams in your neighbourhood.its an Archive for all thats related to SCAMS,FRAUDs,Etc....

this Site

SCAMSTERS INC provides an Antiscam - Useful External links page to similar and related to Bangalore and rest of India. Finally, SCAMSTERS INC. provides advice for those who have fallen for the bait and been hooked at 'I've been scammed. What should I do?

Sacmsters of Bengalooru (SOB)

Got a mail saying you won a lottery? Beware. Such mails, usually from Netherlands or UK-based companies, usually go on to to say, "Please send the advance money to cover the costs."

Dr Mogasavara N M of Jayanagar received such a mail and succumbed. He sent them 1800 euros on April 18 and 4,600 euros on April 26 hoping to pocket $1,100,000. In response to this, he received a mail on May 4, asking him to send an additional 9,600 euros.

That’s when he smelt a rat and alerted the cyber crime cell. Two other Bangaloreans narrate similar stories. S William,who works for a software company, received an email from London saying she’d won the UK national lottery of £2 million and a Citroen car and was told to send £1,500.William was overjoyed and her family called the company in London several times.

A man would answer the phone and use different names — Jamal Hilton, accounts officer Charles Johnson or Lancy Harrison. The family sensed trouble and didn’t send the money.

Advertising agent Syed Khalid Ahmed received an e-mail on Tuesday announcing that he’d won £900,000. Ahmed couldn’t believe his good fortune but he baulked at the thought of having to first send $1,648 via Western Union Money Transfer to Samuel Moore, 33 Peters Street, London.

Ahmed lodged a complaint with the cyber police station at the CoD office under miscellaneous section because under Indian law, this is not a crime. According to cyber police cell DSP Hari Singh, they have received many such complaints.

Additional director general of police, cyber crime, S Mahapatra says: "Under our laws,we are not equipped to take up a case against these fraudsters. We can only take up a miscellaneous case against them. We will write to the UK authorities and inform them. There is nothing we can do to them, except inform the government."


Post a Comment