A doctor in India was tricked into buying a magical, wish-granting lamp for £72,000- Fraudsters have been arrested and will remain in custody ahead of charges being filed
Sadly, fraud is all too common in our world today. Fraudsters patiently wait for their next victim, and they prey on the vulnerable and inexperienced.
They would use all their skills and knowledge to use people and take what they want from them. Yet, one doctor in India was scammed in a very unusual way!
Two scammers allegedly tricked him into buying an Aladdin-style wish-granting lamp for £71,842! What’s more, they even conjured up a fake genie.
Laeek Khan, who worked as a doctor in London before he returned to India, went to the police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, after realizing that this lamp had no magical powers whatsoever.
Amit Rai, a senior officer said:
“The cheats had struck a deal for much more but the doctor had paid about seven million rupees (£71,842).”
He stated that they arrested the fraudsters, and they will remain in custody ahead of charges being filed.
- Laeek Khan went to the police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after he realized the lamp he bought had no magical powers
Rai added that the wife of one of the fraudsters was also involved in the fraud, and she is “on the run’. When he filed the complaint, Khan explained that one of the men pretended to be an occultist and made a ‘jinn’ — a paranormal figure — emerge from the lamp.
When he asked to touch the genie or take the lamp home, they refused him, with an excuse that it might cause him harm.
Finally, they persuaded him to buy the lamp, claiming it would bring him health, wealth and good fortune. Khan said that he later figured out that the genie was, in fact, one of the men in disguise.
“The men have also cheated other families using the same modus operandi. The total amount of money involved runs into several million rupees.”