Udupi, May 03, 2019: In a case of online fraud, a doctor from Brahmavar named Praveen Kumar has been cheated of Rs 2 lakh by his Facebook friend. The doctor has now lodged a complaint at the local police station.
Dr Praveen Kumar had got a friend request by a lady named Dr Camilla Gampi of London and he had accepted the same. On April 30, Dr Praveen got a call from the lady stating she was stuck at the Delhi Airport due to some objection by customs officials and needed Rs 2 lakh urgently to be paid as Customs Duty and that she had pound sterling with her. Believing her Dr Praveen had remitted Rs 50,000 through Syndicate Bank mobile app and Rs 1,45,700 through RTGS.
Since then Dr Praveen’s Facebook friend is unreachable following which he lodged a complaint.