In Mahebourg: She Cheated Rs 90,000
4 September 2013 - Défi Media Group
She wanted to buy a car but the project fell through. A young woman of 28 years was fooled by a man named Patrick B.. A statement was recorded Monday at the police station of Mahebourg.
Rachelle (pseudonym) will not soon forget his mishap . This resident of a village in the South was trapped after reading an ad on the Internet.
The case dates back to August 22. Rachelle wanted to buy a car. After taking a look on the Internet , she is interested in a Peugeot . She then took the details of the owner and according to her, it had an email address . The same day, she sent him an email and let its coordinates.
It was only after three days, on August 25 that Rachelle has been answered . Patrick B. made him believe he was in the United States and told him to contact his friend , a resident of Grand Bois. However , Patrick B. did not reveal the identity of his friend. He reportedly told Rachelle that the car was available at Rs 90,000 . Rachelle has accepted the offer.
Patrick B. would set an appointment between Rachelle and her friend for August 28 in Cité La Chaux . But on 27 August, Rachelle again sent an email to Patrick B. to tell him that she could not meet his friend in Cité La Chaux and preferred to meet Old Mill , Rose- Belle. Patrick B. accepted and reportedly told Rachelle that would not accept "cash" but that she had to pay the money to Western Union. So the next day, Rachelle paid the money and went to Old Mill . But the friend of Patrick B. never came .
The young woman has sent an email to Patrick B. asking for an explanation and he told him that his friend had another client who has agreed to buy the car for the sum of Rs 140,000 and he was sorry. He also offered to give him Rs 30,000 and renounce the offer of another client.
The woman refused . August 29 , Rachelle was again made ??to the Western Union to cancel the transaction but officials informed her that the money has already been collected. Rachelle then assigned to those responsible for Western Union she never submitted the code to the person concerned. But they told him he can collect money without code. Disappointed, Rachelle goes home. On August 30 , Patrick B. send him an email and asked to hand over the sum of Rs 30,000 .
Sought for a reaction, Rachelle says traumatized. "Since I was fooled , I am very affected. I did not go to work for two days. It was seven years since I saved money and it was not easy for me. I wish the police traces the perpetrator as quickly so that other people do not have to like me. I ask the public to be careful and not to fall into such traps. " The alleged scammer is actively sought by the police.