Manjeet Singh of Sisaiya village, Sitarganj is the latest victim to what seems to be operating as a full-fledged ‘fake KBC lottery’ racket in the country. He was duped of Rs. 15,150 by a caller who claimed he was calling from popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati and that Manjeet had won Rs 25 lakh lottery.
However, the caller who was calling from an international number, laid down certain conditions fulfilling which Manjeet would get the amount.
Shockingly, he asked Manjeet to deposit Rs 15, 150 in a bank account if he wanted to get the lottery money. The caller told him he would get a call 10 minutes after he had deposited the money. Then, he would have to switch off his phone for 24 hours.
According to the Jagran report, when Manjeet tried to find out the details of account, he discovered it belonged to Keri Mahinder, not KBC. In spite of enough evidence that these fake calls could actually be a huge racket to rob people of money, police has not sprung into action yet.
The Sitarganj incident has come to light almost a week after another woman of Mandaur in MP was duped of a whopping Rs. 5 lakh though similar fake KBC calls.
Two similar incidents in almost a week’s time suggests there could be a bigger racket operating behind to rob people of money through such fake calls.