A businessman from Bengaluru loses Rs 1.4 crore to fake online deal
Posted On : Saturday, December 21, 2019, 11:07 AM
Falling for an offer to sell herbal medicine by a fake international company, a businessman from Bengaluru lost Rs 1.4 crore he paid to fraudster he met on the internet. The fraudster had come into contact with the accused Scott Coffy through LinkedIn. On request from the accused to share the business details, he shared his email and received a proposal offering him a position of being a vendor with Bright Life pharmaceuticals to sell herbal medicines for cancer research. He later received a mail from another accused Jordon that he had been appointed as a vendor. On October 9, the accused asked him to contact Sunita Sharma to collect the herbal medicines. Muralidhara spoke to Sunita and sent an email. The accused asked him to wire Rs 1.48 crore to four accounts in three banks. The money, they said, was for the purchase of the medicines. But the accused were not reachable after receiving the money.