Hyderabad: A city-based man who was willing to explore work opportunities in the USA was reportedly duped by a stranger who took him into confidence and promised to arrange a B1 visa. After depositing about Rs 7 lakh, the victim realised he was cheated and lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police.
The victim, Mahendar (name changed) a 27-year-old from Rajendranagar had met one Sandeep (name changed) during his travel to Goa during May 2019. Since then, they maintained contact.
When the former expressed his interest in moving to the United States seeking a job, the latter promised to arrange a B1 visa and also a job for him.
Believing the words, Mahender had sent money to the bank accounts provided by Sandeep through electronic transfer on various occasions. After depositing the money, Mahendar was told to wait for some days, however, he did not see any progress in the visa processing.
Mahendar then lodged a complaint with the Rajendranagar police on Thursday stating that he was duped.
The police who registered a case of cheating based on the complaint have taken up the investigation to identify the beneficiaries who received the money....