The Story of an international fraud cheating a poor man

hussainanchal By hussainanchal, 25th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2roe2s9x/
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How an innocent person can be cheated by becoming friends with him in a social net working site

story of a cheat

It all started with a social site named tagged.com. But that site cannot be held responsible for what I am going to narrate. As in many social sites like facebook.com, myboomerplace.com, twitter.com, googleplus, etc. two persons became friends, one from India and other from UK. So, Mr.Peter from India met one Ms.Stella
from Edingburgh and started friendly relations. They slowly became closer and began online real time chat through Yahoo Messenger. Peter was a respectable man with a family and children and living peacefully. And according to Stella, she was a divorcee with two sons and living independently with her children.
According to her, she was working for a Natural Herbal Company as a medical consultant.
Her job included procurement of raw materials in the form of natural herbal seeds from other countries including India and deliver to her company at Edinburgh and getting payment for that, from the company. She had also made Peter believe that she had visited many places in India during her previous visits and the places in India included, Kochi, (the native state of Peter), Bangalore, Calcutta, Mumbai, Delhi, Faridabad etc. And one day she told Peter, their company representative will be visiting India to procure a raw material named veronica herbal seed and he should help the man to get the supply without any difficulty. She also gave Peter about the source of supply and the telephone number of the person to meet and procure the seeds. For purchasing 100 packets of the seeds, an amount of 6000 dollars have to be spend, and Peter will be getting back about 15000 dollars when the man from the company arrives India and taking delivery of the materials. Also another purchase order was issued by her company to procure 500 packets. And stella insisted peter to buy the initial quantity of 100 packets with his money and keep it ready when the representative arrives India.
And Peter believed all these things and went to Faridabad and purchased 100 packets spending 6000 dollars from his pocket. After two days, the man from Edinburgh (Patrick Rhondo) arrived Mumbai and telephoned Peter about his arrival and asked him to wait till he reaches Trivandrum to take delivery of the material and the payment. And Peter waited.
Next day, another message from Patrick came to Peter stating that he had visited his embassy at Mumbai and according to the embassy people, the money cannot be taken to Trivandrum, and a bank account is to be opened at Mumbai, to transfer the money in Indian currency to Peter’s local bank account in Trivandrum. For opening the account some forms were send online and Peter completed the entries and forwarded it to the address which Patrick had given. After that another message came stating that some Indian rupees will have to be paid to the Bank at Mumbai, towards the transfer charges of the amount. The amount was Indian Rupees Two hundred and thirty five thousand equivalent to almost 5000 US dollars. And an account details was given by Patrick to transfer the amount. The details of the account was as follows:
Name: CATHY
Account Number: 00111000172965
Bank Name: HDFC
Bank code: IFST/FF/D/18011214.
And Peter transferred the money from his bank account to the above address. And Patrick told Peter to wait till hearing from the bank.
Next day, Patrick told Peter to open his mail account and see the letter from the bank. Yes, the letter from the bank was in his mail inbox. And as per directions given in that letter, Peter started to transfer the amount to his local bank account. It started fine, and the transfer was progressing percentage by percentage. When the percentage reached 42, the page became struck and will not go forward. So peter tried to find out what was wrong and contacted the persons from the bank from which the mail had come.
Then another mail came stating that, for transferring the amount, a code was to be recorded, and for getting the code, another amount of about 8000 dollars would be required. At this point, Peter became doubtful and started to rethink about the whole affair. Then slowly he came to understand about the whole situation. And at last found that the site was a phishing site. By that time his money worth 11000 dollars were already gone. Although he tried to contact Peter as well as stella, no response was available from them. The phone number given by stella was +447017047748 in which Peter communicated several times earlier. And the number of Patrick was +918860570879 from which he had contacted Peter. And the person who supplied the herbal seed was Sonia gupta and her number was 918860693032.
That was the story in which a poor man from India was cheated with 11000 US dollars worth of Indian Rupees. This needs to be circulated to all people who are doing something in internet, so that no one gets cheated in similar circumstances.
I also hope that if any person can give any advice as to how to trace the cheaters with the above telephone numbers and the bank account, I will be glad to hear from them. The numbers given were real at least at the times of the dealing which was the first week of June 2012. And Peter does not want to involve himself in any such scandals. And almost left the internet after this incident.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Hussainachai: A sad but interesting page so I followed up on it. I called the #+447017047748. This is a telephone number in the U.K., and an angry, spluttering woman answered who had admitted to being "Stella" before I asked her about herbal seeds. She became angry when she could not understand how I had her telephone number. The 918... telephone numbers gave a message that the call "could not be completed at this time. Please try your call again later." First of all from one of the 918 numbers, I was told the 'phone had been switched off' and then gave the message, "try again later", so I think the scoundrels are there!. It looks promising. I told Stella that I wanted to buy herbal seeds but when she became so flustered and angry, I told her not to worry about it now and I would try again later.
I find these people who scam absolutely despicable.
Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar hussainanchal
25th Jun 2012 (#)

I am thankful for your action. and appreciate you on your efforts. I dont think those people will give any positive response once they know that their actions have been exposed

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author avatar ginaguo
7th Jan 2013 (#)

So sad to read this blog. a friend shouldn't cheat another friend. The scammer is too despicable.

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author avatar ginaguo
7th Jan 2013 (#)

So sad to read this blog. a friend shouldn't cheat another friend. The scammer is too despicable.

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author avatar ginaguo
8th Jan 2013 (#)

It's said that now a lot of Indians live in England, since that scammer--Mr. Stella seems to have visited a lot of places in India, I doubt that maybe she is just an Indian in England,not a real English woman. Otherwise, it's impossible for her to know about India so much. At the same time, there must be a big international cheating organization behind her and her accomplice--Patrick.

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author avatar ginaguo
8th Jan 2013 (#)

and another question is now if Peter still has 100 packets of the veronica herbal seeds at hand. maybe he can try his best to sell them out, thus he can recover part of his big loss. god bless!

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author avatar hussainanchal
8th Jan 2013 (#)

No, that seed is a useless one and there is no takers for that. it was a make belief thing to purposefully cheat.

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author avatar ginaguo
8th Jan 2013 (#)

Since it's such a big amount of money, I think the supplier of the veronica herbal seed named "Sonia gupta" must live in India now. and Peter must have seen her in reality. if so, Peter should report her to the local police station of India immediatly, at the same time, just consult a good reputable lawyer to ask for the help and good advice. I believe that maybe the lawyer can have the proper way to deal with these despicable scammers.

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author avatar ginaguo
8th Jan 2013 (#)

I also doubt if Peter has really seen Mrs. Stella on webcam. of course, many times, the scammer can let another person appear on webcam when she was chatting with you online. but according to the blog, I can make 99% sure that the so-called Mrs. Stella is just an Indian woman! because I also met such kind of scam before online. that scammer told me that he is a wealthy white american in Africa. the truth is that he is just a black african himself.

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author avatar ginaguo
8th Jan 2013 (#)

We must be very careful to judge which person is trustworthy online. and when paying any money, we must ask for the receipt of the products to be a paper proof for later use. just consult with a good lawyer to seek the help!

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author avatar hussainanchal
8th Jan 2013 (#)

Yes, gina, it was all a fraud thing, which went beyond all the expectations, learnt a good lesson.

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author avatar shallimarRose
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Oh Hussain Im so sorry this happened.. Never Never trust anyone you dont know.. of course they befriend you first.. some will spend a year trying to gain the targets trust..

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author avatar hussainanchal
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Yes, Rose, you are right. the international criminals have many ways to cheat an unsuspected person

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Hussainanchal: Are you interested in the response to my phone calls?

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author avatar hussainanchal
25th Jun 2012 (#)

yes. i am interested. please let me know it.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Hussainanchai: Look at the top of the page! ...........
P l e a s e! Cast your eyes towards the top of your computer. Now put them back and read about the telephone numbers.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Love you, my friend.

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author avatar hussainanchal
26th Jun 2012 (#)

sorry, i could not get any idea on that, although i tried several times. top of my computer, could not see any number. please help find the number

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
2nd Aug 2012 (#)

Dear Hussainanchi: I meant the first message I left at beginning of the comments section. Hope everything worked out for you! Let me know!

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author avatar hussainanchal
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

nothing happened afterwards.

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author avatar Val Mills
25th Jun 2012 (#)

It is important that stories such as these are circulated in the world, so that others may be reminded to not pay money to anyone they've met online. Sadly it happens in more contries than India.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Jun 2012 (#)

There are too mnay naive souls who are easy pickings for those without conscience. Everyone has to be on guard, Hussain - siva

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Hussainachal: I did call the telephone numbers and spoke to "Stella". These villians are still there. Your friend, Peter, could take some action. I try to help. You gave me the telephone numbers and I called them. Look at my first comment at the top of the page.

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author avatar A k singh
2nd Aug 2012 (#)

very very thank u for such detail . she had also contact to me .but fo safty i searched at google about "sonia in faridabad for veronica seeds i found this page ".ok once more thanks for this.and now she has changed her contact no.44701424361 and i met her at " hi5 " website. used to talk at gmail.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

Hope everything has worked out well for you, Hussainachal. Do you still need help in contacting those telephone numbers?

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author avatar hussainanchal
4th Aug 2012 (#)

I have lost all hopes in tracing them and recovering the lost money. dont know how to move further

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Aug 2012 (#)

Hussainchal: Why not report this to Internet Fraud: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Aug 2012 (#)

Why not report to Internet Fraud. I spoke to Stella and she was so angry - enough to tell me that she is responsible: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

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author avatar hussainanchal
4th Aug 2012 (#)

I have tried that, but stuck up in the middle about some of the questions asked by them. I was also responsible to have the person in my friend;s list. It was a purchase and payment made. but as for sale, the people never took back the material as promised by them. so the full amount was gone to their hands. and i dont think the internet police can help me.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Aug 2012 (#)

I think the Internet Police might help. Perhaps you could check it out.

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author avatar hussainanchal
4th Aug 2012 (#)

yes, i will check that anhyhow..

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