Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Waiting for their parcels!

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SHILLONG: There is no end to the women getting tempted to deposit money in unknown accounts to get parcels containing valuable items from abroad, but only at the end they know that they are cheated with the loss of several lakhs of rupees.

In the latest case, a woman identified as Vanlalmuanpui lodged a complaint at Shillong Sadar police station that on February 14, one Lawrence Mark of UK, informed her employee Rebecca Lalmunmawii through Facebook that a parcel containing valuable items along with 16,000 pounds will be sent to her. On the same day, she received a telephone call from one Brenda Lalmalsawmie informing her that a parcel has been received at New Delhi and asked her to deposit money in the given account numbers to receive the parcel.

The complainant deposited Rs. 1 lakh on behalf of Rebecca Lalmunmawii, however, till date has not received any parcel.

In yet another case, one Rutha Buansing of 101 Area, Upper Shillong lodged a complaint at Lumdiengjri police station that on February 10, one John Moore promised to send her valuable items through a parcel.

On February 11, she received an anonymous telephone call from New Delhi and the caller informed her that a parcel has been received at New Delhi and asked her to deposit money in different given account numbers to receive the parcel. The complainant deposited Rs. 81,210. However, till date she has not received any parcel.

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